Black Horsehair Sumi-e Paint Brush
This unique and beautiful brush was made with bamboo root and black horsehair. The bamboo handle has a bamboo ferrule with the Mandarin symbol for simplicity carved into onto it. The black horsehair is a wiry, course, has great flex, strong spring and will make a wide variety of marks, from wide/dynamic to very fine.
I spent a lot of time (elbow grease) on the handle, curing and sanding it, making it soft and bringing out the natural character of the bamboo root.
The brush has:
- A leather hanging strap with carved bamboo ferrule
- The handle is made with a piece of bamboo root
Traditional Sumi-e style bristle head:
- The Black Horsehair is 1.5" in length
- The Handle is 10" in length
My brushes are made to create a vast array of marks. When I make a brush I think about all aspects of the tool: how it looks, how it feels in the hand and how it paints - to ensure that the end product is a true "fine art tool".
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