Sumi-e Brushes with Bamboo Handles and Goat or Horsehair Bristles
These small goat or horsehair brushes are all made to order by Elizabeth. Each brush head is shaped/cut by hand. I take a lot of care to ensure my brushes work well, in addition to being beautiful :)
Available in either goat or horsehair - Goat is a very soft and absorbent hair, while the premium grey horsehair is much stiffer and has some coarseness to it. Both perform well and can make a variety of marks.
*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.
- Handles are plain/uncarved
- The bamboo handles have leather hanging straps, have been cured/conditioned with beeswax paste
- Brush Handle Length: (6" - 7.5")
- Goat: $49 each
- Horsehair: $49 each
- Add Carving to Handle: $15 for each handle
You may choose from several different bristle head shapes:
- Round Blunt Small ( about .75") or Med. (about 1.25")
- Wide Round @1.25" or Med. Round @1.75"
- Rounded Slant @1.25"
*Allow 3 working days to process an order
To purchase use the drop-down menu to select your favorite style brush. (Click to See Brush Demo Video)
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This is my second brush made by Elizabeth and it is exactly as described. It’s has become my favorite. Beautifully made!
Excellent. A joy to use a beautiful object.
These 2 brushes with slants make the most interesting marks, they are so beautifully made and such fun to use. Love them
I have purchased four different brushes from Elizabeth. They are all unique, made well and pieces of art. Love them all
I love the brush, however I thought I was buying the short handled one featured in a recent video. All the brushes are lovely, service was speedy, hints on cleaning and maintaining the brush were helpful