The wide palm fiber art brush is available in a choice of 6 designs – “With Handle”, large, medium or small, or “Without Handle” large, medium or small.
This range of art-brushes 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”. It contains natural oils that help with cleaning.
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 brooms and brushes have been used in Japan since the Edo period.
Buy 6 or more to display in a wooden bowl, as a table decoration for your guests to admire.
PACKAGE CONTENTS: The package only includes 1 brush. Other items shown in the photos are not included.
DIMENSIONS: The measurement allowed error is /- 1-3cm. Hand-made products all have their own individual measurements. Thank you for your understanding.
PRE-TREATMENT: Because your new palm-fiber brush is made from natural materials, it may contain some impurities. To prepare your brush for use, simply use sharp scissors to trim the bristles, sandpaper them smooth, then simmer the brush for an hour or two in a small pot of water to which a teaspoon of baking soda has been added (as an alkalizer). Rinse the brush in clean water and hang it up to dry.