Arkive Upcycles Japanese Bamboo Comb
|Brand Name||Arkive Recycles|
|Arkived because||Unconsumed Stock|
Wooden combs in Japan were once believed to have shamanic qualities. Women would brush their black hair thinking that the combs would gather each strand’s spiritual energy. In later years they became used to create elaborate hairdos for the geiko and kabuki actors of traditional Japanese entertainment scenes. Today the combs are acknowledged as a traditional craft and appreciated for their function as everyday cosmetic tools.