This is a comb made in Jave which features a central makara motif. The makara is an auspicious and protective symbol and is probably used in this comb to protect the wearer from malevolent forces.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Java
Dimension
Object size: 6.7 x 18.6 x 1.6 cm
Accession No.
2002-00534
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Garments and Accessories