Seven combs (one of seven)
Some decorative combs must have been very impressive when worn, including this Maprik feathered example. The feathers, fixed to a flexible arm, would have swung gracefully with the wearer’s movements.
Steven Hooper, 1997
Entry taken from Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Vol. 2: Pacific, African and Native North American Art, edited by Steven Hooper (Yale University Press, 1997) p. 79.