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Admiralty Island Traditional Hair Comb for Men

Admiralty Island Traditional Hair Comb for Men

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1920: Item # 984992

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The Manus Island is one of the Admiralty Islands. This traditional hair comb which the islanders would make from the mid ribs of coconut palm fronds. It is covered with a hard patinarium paste made from the crushed fruit of the Nilit tree, sometimes called Puttynut.