Haircombs and ornaments have been found in archeological sites
in Israel dating from as early as 12,000 years ago, made
from shell, bone, and wood.
Fashioned from hardwoods by Etz-Ron, these barrettes
are emblazoned with designs patterned after those found
on pottery of the Canaanite, Egyptian and Philistine
peoples from before the period of the exodus through
the period of the Israelite kings. Typical motifs found
on the pottery were fish and birds looking back (Philistine),
birds and palm, ibex and palm (Canaanite) and
Many of the barrettes show patterns taken from
pottery found in the excavations at Megiddo and
Lachish in Israel.
The barrettes are made from a variety of light
colored hard woods such as maple, beech, cherry
and more. The metal barrette fastening on the back side
is screwed into the wood.