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    Being a history geek, I'm totally in love with antique hairtoys.


    This is an ancient Roman woman's haircomb, she would use this in her hair, as well as actual sticks. She could also brush her hair with this.


    This is a replica hairstyle of a Roman lady with replica hairpins found at a dig site.


    This is an antique Chinese comb/fork featuring the eight Chinese Gods from Dao Temple. The eight immortals are crossing the sea. They separately represent male, female, the old, the young, the rich, the noble, the poor, and the humble Chinese.

    Here is a good presentation on antique haircombs: http://www.authorstream.com/Presenta...avorite-combs/

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    Finally, here are my antique ones:

    Both Victorian. The comb has two jeweled starfish.



    Now, show me your antique hairtoys!! (don't be afraid to share an action shot!! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvbooks View Post

    This is an antique Chinese comb/fork featuring the eight Chinese Gods from Dao Temple. The eight immortals are crossing the sea. They separately represent male, female, the old, the young, the rich, the noble, the poor, and the humble Chinese.
    Wow, how gorgeous is that??? That's amazingly beautiful! I can imagine the artist working on it under a magnifying glass... such an intricate detail.

    Your victorian toys are so beautiful, do you have any action picts?
    I don't own any antique hair toys, but I'll be keeping an eye on this thread

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    your victorian combs are gorgeous!! I have one antique comb- I dont know when exactly it dates from. An older lady gave it to me telling me that now that she doesn't have hair down past her waist like she did when she was young it was just sitting around in a drawer and wanted to pass it on to someone who'd wear it (lucky me!!)

    I'm wearing it in my siggy pic
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    ^^Every time I'd see you post I imaginary compliment your bun & comb in your siggy, lol. Now I get to do it for real! Beautiful comb & bun! Love it
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    favorite hair product: coconut oil, aloe vera
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    Oh! Those are so beautiful. I have no antique hair toys, but I might look for them, because they're so lovely.

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    What a wonderful thread, I love antique hairtoys and hope to own (at least) one some day *dreaming*

    Do you know the Art Nouveau haircombs by Lalique? Drop down gorgeous but sadly unaffordable

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    This is all so beautiful! I'm sad to say that I don't own anything like this :/ Thanks for showing though

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    How lovely. The detail in some of those is amazing. No antique hair toys here - but will watch the thread with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvbooks View Post
    ^^Every time I'd see you post I imaginary compliment your bun & comb in your siggy, lol. Now I get to do it for real! Beautiful comb & bun! Love it
    aw thanks so much!!
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    iluvbooks- Thank you for posting these beautiful combs! Can you tell me how tall & wide they are? They look huge but seem the right size for your hair. Also one has 7 tines, how wide is it to accommodate those?

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