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What is Ornamental Comb in Tagalog? Brief History and Uses

What is Ornamental Comb in Tagalog? Brief History and Uses

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A decorative or ornamental comb in Tagalog is called "payneta" which was commonly used by Filipino women during the Spanish period in the Philippines. As a hair accessory, payneta is usually worn while attending special events such as traditional dances, religious festivities, and weddings. The name "payneta" comes from the Spanish word "peineta," which means "comb."  As expected, this special design of hair comb goes back to the 19th century in Spain. Nevertheless, there are proofs showing that it was also used as early as 500 BCE on the Iberian Peninsula. In the early 1800s, a larger version of this ornamental comb became a popular headpiece among elite women in major cities of Argentina and Uruguay.  Known for its ornate and elaborate design, the payneta is typically made of v...