Comb; date unknown (pre-European settlement); K.34.72

Name/Title

Comb

About this object

This comb is made from whalebone. It is thought to have been found in the Nelson Region. Combs like this were used to secure tikitiki - topknots. Fine combs were one indication of status for Maori.

Date Made

date unknown (pre-European settlement)

Medium and Materials

Whalebone

Collection

Knapp Collection

Object Type

Comb

Object number

K.34.72

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