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Handmade Goat Hair Sumi-e Brush with Bamboo Handle - Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Handmade Goat Hair Sumi-e Brush with Bamboo Handle


This brush was made by Elizabeth. It was made with black bamboo and white goat hair bristles.

Goat hair or 羊毛, youmou is flexible, durable, yet super soft and very absorbent.  Soft brushes are a bit more challenging to master, but if used skillfully deliver very interesting, and to an extent, unpredictable lines.

The black bamboo handle is 12 inches in length and has been conditioned with beeswax paste. The handle has an image of a bamboo plant carved onto it, a natural bone embellishment and leather hanging strap. 

I consider my brushes to be a work of art in themselves, that being said they are made to make art.

The 12 inch handle is really comfortable to hold

3 inch goat hair bristles 

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