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Sumi-e Brushes with Bamboo Handles and Goat or Horsehair Bristles - Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Sumi-e Brushes with Bamboo Handles and Goat or Horsehair Bristles

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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:

  1. Round Blunt Small ( about .75") or Med. (about 1.25")
  2. Wide Round @1.25" or Med. Round  @1.75"
  3. 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Beautiful sumi brush

This is my second brush made by Elizabeth and it is exactly as described. It’s has become my favorite. Beautifully made!

Pure enjoyment

Excellent. A joy to use a beautiful object.

Intriguing brushes

These 2 brushes with slants make the most interesting marks, they are so beautifully made and such fun to use. Love them

Great Brushes

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 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

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