Culture Insider: Gifts of love in ancient China | 2017-02-14 10:37
Culture Insider: Gifts of love in ancient China

A Qing Dynasty comb sold for 33,600 yuan ($4,883) at the Beijing Hanhai 2010 spring auctions. [Photo/]


There is a beautiful Chinese idiom, “Bai tou xie lao”, meaning the happy couple will be together until their hair turns white. Giving a comb to a loved one is a romantic promise which means “I want to be with you until we get old together”.

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