The purchase of a lifetime in China

The purchase of a lifetime in China

FUZHOU, China - Bull's-horn combs, traditional handicrafts produced in Fuzhou, Fujian province, are even more pleasant to the touch than one might expect.

Though it has a hard handle, you may find the bullhorn comb's teeth flexible to use, which feels comfortable.

Funiujiaoshu, a comb specialty shop in a busy shopping area in Fuzhou, sells a variety of combs ranging from practical-use combs to decorative and artistic combs.

According to Cai Jiao, 33, a sales clerk at the shop, the shop purchases horns from home and abroad, and they are processed in Fuzhuo.

Cai recommended I buy a comb made of the tip section of a white buffalo's horn, and which costs 138 yuan (S$29.20).

Cai said the comb would be useful as it is possible to massage the scalp with its pointed handle.

Horn combs were reportedly unearthed from tombs from about 700 years ago during a local excavation.

In addition to its long tradition, the material's durability is also outstanding.

Thinking that the comb will only improve over time and be something I could use for life, I purchased one there before I left Fuzhou.

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