Forest and it’s by products have always played a pivotal role in tribal culture. From the decorated wooden pillars in house, to the comb full of beautifully inscribed motifs, wood has shown its presence in the tribal society since ages. In Ghotuls, the youth dormitory of the tribals, boys used to gifts gorgeously carved wooden combs as tokens of love to the girls of their choice. A girl used to display all the combs given to her by the boys, which also conveys how popular the girl is in the society. After getting married she used to return back all the combs and keep only the one given by her husband. The big combs, worn by the males and smaller ones used by the females are rare these days. These are now being replaced with plastic and rubber combs.
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