prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000127914Comb, of wood and coconut fibre, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (part of Forster 97; 1886.1.1557)

Comb with twenty teeth (originally twenty-one) made from coconut leaflet midribs secured with woven coconut fibre in light and dark brown, which has been woven between the teeth at the top of the comb in a pattern of triangles. The teeth have been trimmed to form a shallow point at the tip of the comb


  PRM000095531Comb, side 1
PRM000095530Comb, side 2
PRM0001296435179Microscope image – detail of comb
PRM0001299805179Ashmolean label
PRM0001299755179Ashmolean label