Japanese hair comb exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, 1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881.

The 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition aimed to show international and local 'works of industry and art'. Displays of traditional cultural materials and objects focused on economic and aesthetic value rather than cultural significance. The Official Record for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition lists 'combs, brushes, etc' exhibited by Kiriu-Kosho Kuwaisha (now spelt Kiriu-Kosho Kaisha) and Akiyama, T.' of Tokyo (spelt Tokio) (p 572).

Physical Description

Hair comb made of brown wood, with a curved back and fine teeth.

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