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Antique comb from sumba island #45 (IJO045)


This spectacular comb worn by young woman and adolescent girls in east Sumba form a distinctive part of their ritual costume. They are worn upstanding one the head like a crown. The comb are also known as Hai Kara Jangga and are carved from mottled tortoiseshell.

The motif have symbolic meaning within the mythology of the island culture.

For the example the horse means loyalty and the chicken means wealth .



Item Weight : 25g
Dimension : 10.5cm x 13cm x 4.5cm

Price : 265.00 USD
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