Record Detail

Catalogue Number DBN 5952
Artefact DescriptionThe bamboo comb is an important possession in Papua New Guinean culture. Though they were traditionally carved by men, they are worn by both men and women. This comb has 12 prongs and is approximately 10 inches (26 cm) in length.
TaxonPOACEAE
TDWG ContinentAsia-Tropical
TDWG RegionPapuasia
TDWG Botanical CountryPapua New Guinea
LocationMorobe Province, Lae
TDWG UseMaterials - Cane
DonorJebb, Matthew
Date Collected1983
Date Donated2009
Collection NotesPurchased