Mela offers unique oiling comb crafted from goat's horn

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Surajkund, Feb 13 (UNI) People with frizzy hair and no time for the ''messy oil ritual'' can now smoothen the unruly mane just as they comb it.

They just have to pick up the unique ''oiling comb'' which is selling like hot cakes at the Surajkund crafts Mela here.

The comb, made of goat's horn and having a provision of storing a small quantity of oil which drips out slowly when one combs the hair, has been crafted by Basudan Baag, hailing from east Midnapore in West Bengal.

A winner of a national award last year for his skills, Basudan told UNI that he has designed the comb in shape of a peacock with a tiny hole drilled from its head which connects to the teeth of the comb from where the oil permeates.

When a person holds the comb at an angle between 70 and 110 degrees, the oil permeates in a manner that every strand of hair that is combed gets oiled, particularly the hair-roots.

He said the oil can be poured into the hole with help of a funnel.

''It's a boon for mothers like me whose children refuse to get hair oiled,'' said Ranjit Kaur, who has grabbed six combs, some for her sisters.

Even collegiates Madhur and Smita were excited to see ''the unique craftsmanship'' and have taken more than one ''oil peacocks''.

Though the peacock oiling comb is Basudan's most prized and equally popular creation, his stall in the Mela exhibit many other decoration pieces crafted from the horns of goat and buffalo.

Visiting the Mela for the first time from his state West Bengal, Basudan is so encouraged by the response to his goods, specially the oiling comb, that he plans to come here in future fairs also.


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