Chungking Bristle

Chungking bristle is a natural hog bristle originating from the region around  Chunking in China. Due to the colder environment, the hogs in this region grow sturdy and long bristles making them one of the best natural bristles for brush making.

Once plucked, the bristles are gathered for further processing. They are bleached, boiled, and straightened. In order to get the highest quality paintbrushes, the bristles are interlocked by experienced brush makers.

Natural bristle has those very characteristic flags, which are sort of like split ends on each bristle.  The quality of the brush highly relies on the length of the flags, as they give the brush its agility and fluid capacity.

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