river Kusun, Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai
late 19th - early 20th century
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Metal: copper; fibers: animal: stubble; leather
length 13.0; width 1.5
Made of long stiff black bristles fixed in a metal casing handle. According to the Chinese custom, it was prohibited to wear a moustache for men under 44, and to grow a beard, for men under 60. Besides, men traditionally shaved their forehead from early childhood. Therefore, each Chinese man had his own shaving set.
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