Inventory no.: 2624

Fly River Comb


Frond & Woven Cord Comb

Fly River, New Guinea

early to mid 20th century

length: 30cm

This long and pleasing comb comprises eight long, stiff fern frond teeth that have been bound at the top by a very fine woven native cord woven grip. It is from the Fly River area of New Guinea and was intended to be worn by men.

This actual comb is illustrated in Cruse (2007, p. 138).


Cruse, J., The Comb: Its History and Development, Robert Hale Ltd, 2007.Illustrated:

Cruse (2007), p. 138. Figure 3.163.


collection of Jen Cruse

Inventory no.: 2624