"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)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Finchhaffen, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill