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An excellent example of Aeta decoration is the comb, which is a segment of bamboo between 12.5 centimeters and 25 centimeters long and 5 to 7.5 centimeters in width.

The comb’s teeth have been painstakingly sculpted. The outer convex surface is etched or embellished with curvilinear incisions in a variety of patterns. Attachments to the comb’s spine include lengthy tail feather plumes from mountain cocks and other birds, as well as fibers and threads.

In the photo are huklai/suklai/sungkit/sundai from communities in Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales and Quezon.


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