Heru Māori Hair Comb
This beautiful Heru (ornamental Māori comb) is made from native wood Rimu, and features a koru design with paua inlay on both sides.
It has four pins to sit securely in your hair, whether you wear it in a bun, top knot or pony tail.
These were traditionally worn by men to fasten their long hair, which was oiled and braided up into topknots. Often they were also decorated with bird feathers.
The Heru indicated the rank of the wearer, and were usually carved from wood or bone.
Now, these combs are worn by all as a decorative hair piece, not just exclusive to high-ranking men.
Made in New Zealand
This product is also available for purchase at the Wellington Museum.