Bamboo Comb

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Item Details

Title

Bamboo Comb

Subject

Carving

Description

"Hand carved bamboo comb - a tourist trade item - perhaps actually used by local people. Called a supwac" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Papuan Supwac. Hill brought home this typical hand-carved comb for which he traded two flashlight batteries. He later bought three similar combs for four shillings -- Australian currency. Hill noted that native men and women alike owned such combs." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

6/8/1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.208

Spatial Coverage

Finchhaffen, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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