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114-020 Young Woman's Comb (Hai Kara Jangya)

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Traditional Sumba is noted for its elaborate combs made from turtle shells. Young women wear these combs to announce that they have reached puberty. Most combs feature a skull tree (andung) flanked by animals such as deer, lions and roosters. This rare example also incorporate a human figure at the center.

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