Squirrel Hair

Squirrel hair is very fine and has a relatively little spring. This is the reason why brushes made from this hair are so incredibly soft. Depending on the painting style, they can sometimes be a bit more challenging to control than brushes made from red sable hair. Despite these characteristics, and especially with increasing size, the brushes form a beautiful tip and have excellent carrying capacity with wonderful painting properties. This makes them irreplaceable for many applications and styles.

The hair is usually taken from the tail of Russian and Canadian squirrels. The three different types of squirrel hair are Blue-, Canadian- and Kazan squirrel hair. The brushes are best suited for gilding and painting thin colors such as ink or watercolor.

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