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Comb (helu), Tonga. Coconut palm leaf, plant fibre, fine wire, seed beads. Mid-20th century. 7.5" (19 cm) high. Combs like this were indicative of rank and worn in the hair as ornamentation,  ...
Comb (helu), Tonga. Coconut palm leaf, plant fibre, fine wire, seed beads. Mid-20th century. 7.5" (19 cm) high. Combs like this were indicative of rank and worn in the hair as ornamentation,  ...
Comb (helu), Tonga. Coconut palm leaf, plant fibre, fine wire, seed beads. Mid-20th century. 7.5" (19 cm) high. Combs like this were indicative of rank and worn in the hair as ornamentation, rather than functioning as utilitarian objects.
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