This long-Handled Palm Fiber Pan Scourer can be used to safely clean your pots and dishes. The bristles are gentle on items such as teapots, teacups, tea trays, coffee pots, glasses, counter-tops etc.
Buy 6 or more to display on the wall for your guests to admire.
ABOUT PALM FIBER:
This beautiful brush is made from high-quality fibers of Trachycarpus fortunei, the Chinese Windmill Palm, Windmill Palm. Hemp Palm or Chusan Palm. This is a species of hardy evergreen palm tree in the family Arecaceae, native to parts of China, Japan, Myanmar and India. Harvesting the fiber is sustainable and does not harm the trees.
In Japan this silky fiber is known as “shuro” or “demon hair”.
The Windmill Palm has been cultivated in China and Japan for thousands of years, for its coarse but very strong leaf-sheath fiber, used for making ropes and nets for ship’s fittings, sacks, and other coarse cloth where great strength is important. Shuro/demon hair is superior to many other natural fibers. Its fineness, elasticity and flexibility combine with durability and resistance to decay.
Shuro/demon hair contains natural oils that make it water-resistant. These fibers brooms and brushes that are both useful and attractive. In Japanese culture, brooms and brushes are held in far higher esteem than is usually the case in the West. The act of cleaning, the brushing away of dust and daily grime, is not perceived not as drudgery but as a spiritual act. Palm fiber brooms, especially, are more than just everyday goods. They are still used to clean prestigious shrines and temples, and sacred spaces such as places of prayer.
Hand-bound with copper wire, palm fiber crumb-brushes are durable, corrosion-resistant, and wear-resistant. Though the copper wire will not rust, copper can form a green film, or patina, on its surface over time. This patina, however, will not flake the way rust does. Instead, it creates an even, thick coating on top of the copper.
Material: Natural Chinese Windmill Palm “shuro” fiber
Total length about 22.5cm
Handle diameter about 3.5cm
Brush width about 6cm with hand-made error about 1cm
NOTES: There could be some slight differences in the color/tone of the photo and the actual item. Natural products can vary.
PACKAGE CONTENTS: 1 brush
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