Classic lotus design gilded filigree metal Java Indonesia hair comb
CONDITION: good vintage condition with accepted wear
SIZE: 6½ ins h x 5½ ins w (16 x 14 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)
MATERIALS: metal, rhinestones
Here is a traditional type of comb from the island of Java, Indonesia. It would have been worn for weddings or similar festivals.
This lovely gilded filigree metal hair comb is made in the design of a formalised lotus flower. A faceted AB rhinestone is set in the center of the flower.
This use of the lotus design represents the Hindu heritage in Indonesia. Lotus flowers are regarded as sacred and as a symbol of change and purity. It has its roots in mud but the beautiful flower reaches towards the heavens.
Large and elaborate headdresses are still part of the traditional dress worn on festive and ceremonial occasions such as weddings in Borneo, Sarawak, Sumatra, Java and other western islands of Indonesia. Elaborate metal headpieces gilded, embossed and engraved or intricately carved combs are worn tiara like on the front or top of the head.
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Vintage Indonesian hair comb filigree metal lotus design hair accessory (ABA)