Origin: from the Spanish peineta, meaning ‘ornamental comb’

A payneta is an ornamental comb that Filipinas in the old days wore in their hair, sometimes with a veil.

The Filipino word payneta is much remembered for being in the folk song Paruparong Bukid.

May payneta pa siya — uy!
May suklay pa man din — uy!

A simple comb is called suklay in the Tagalog language.