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Old 24th November 2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Islamic comb for I.D. + translation

Could one of the forum's Islamic specialists identify the origin of this little wooden comb ? I am thinking Persian or Turkish ??

Can anyone translate the inscription as well...

Thanks in advance.
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Old 24th November 2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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Hi
Qajar comb, beginning of 19th c.
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Old 25th November 2015, 10:46 AM   #3
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Qajar comb, beginning of 19th c.
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Many thanks Kubur, I didn't think it would be of such an early date.

Can anyone translate the inscription, presumably its in Farsi...
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Old 25th November 2015, 04:46 PM   #4
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Hi Colin,

Your inscription is very similar to this:
http://www.creative-museum.com/en/c...r-wooden-comb-2
But your comb is much older.

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Hi Colin,

Your inscription is very similar to this:
http://www.creative-museum.com/en/c...r-wooden-comb-2
But your comb is much older.

Best,
Kubur


Thanks again Kubur, very helpful.
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Old 26th November 2015, 07:09 PM   #6
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The upper part ( on the picture) has exceedingly tight tines.
This is what usually used on de-licing combs. More precisely, for removing nits attached to hairs.
The lower part is just for regular combing.

Lice were epidemic in old times, and French Royals carried little ivory sticks to scratch their wigged heads. Even now one has to delice kids coming home from school camps
These little buggers are likely to outlive us after the nuclear Apocalypse. Mad Max has nothing on them :-)))
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This was a really nice Qajar comb. I looked at it in Woolley and Wallis and thought it was a really nice example.
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