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Hai Kara Jangga

Updated: May 30, 2022

Made in the Lesser Sunda Islands with turtle shells, bone or wood given to upper-class women in important ceremonies. The comb is also a symbol of sexual maturity for young girls that reach puberty and are ready for marriage. The motifs depicted in the comb could include birds, horses, aquatic creatures, and even humans. These motifs can represent several different meanings. For example, the

“Rooster”, are sacrificial animals associated with the upper world and the “Horse” symbolize upper-class wealth and prestige.


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