Handmade Sumi-e Paint Brush With Goat Hair Bristles
This brush was made by Elizabeth. It has a bamboo handle 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 bamboo handle is 10.5 inches in length and has been conditioned with beeswax paste. The handle has a natural shell 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 10.5 inch handle
3 inch goat hair bristles with a rounded shape