Artisans

Zoltán Bartha

comb maker and hornerhorn artisan

My story:

My grandfather, Mihály Bartha, obtained his license as a comb maker in Miskolc in 1923. In the 1930s, he was the only comb maker in Miskolc. I, Zoltán Bartha, have participated in many European and Hungarian exhibitions and fairs since 1992. Horn can be used to produce almost any object of use, what is more, its colours are simply wonderful, no two materials are alike. After repeated burnishing and polishing (with beeswax paste), the raw material becomes a beautiful, shiny, 100% natural product.

What will you find here?

My products are horn objects, the patterns of which are based on family tradition. However, I also have a lot of new, self-designed creations. On my stall, you can find more than 40 kinds of horn combs, nearly 100 types of hair clips, 50 kinds of hairpins, and a lot of earrings, jewellery (necklaces, bracelets, rings) and objects of use. In addition, French horns, Christmas tree decorations, shaving brushes made of badger hair, spoons in many lengths and varieties, horn jugs, glasses, drinking cups, bowls of different sizes and honey servers are also part of the offer. We supply clothing designers with horn buttons, custom shoemakers with shoehorns, and renowned barber shops with shaving brushes, beard combs made of horn and, last but not least, horn combs. Our horn products are only made from the horns of cattle slaughtered in abattoirs.