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Grey Horsehair Sumi-e Paint Brush With Shell Ferrule Art Supplies Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Grey Horsehair Sumi-e Paint Brush With Shell Ferrule


This brush was made with TX bamboo and my high-quality grey horsehair. The brush has a natural shell ferrule. The high-quality grey horsehair is semi-soft, has great flex, strong spring and will make a wide variety of marks, from wide/dynamic to very fine. The bristle head has a slant tapered shape. 

Traditional Sumi-e style bristle head:

  • The grey horsehair is 2" in length
  • The handle is 6" 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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How to Care for and clean a sumi-e brush

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