Primitive Handmade Whisk-type Brush with Wire Wrapped Wood Handle - Reserved for J.L

Regular price $48.00

This may be my favorite brush yet! I think the construction is amazing, with what I believe are horsehair bristles running both horizontally, along the handle and, and vertically, tethered by wire, and then bound again by stitched string. The lines, patterns, textures make this feel as much like sculpture as a functional object, and a really satisfying and substantial one. Just gorgeous.

I believe there was once a metal end-cap attached to the end of the handle with a loop for hanging, but I rather like the directness of the brush without it. It is in overall very good condition, and I believe likely more than 100 years old. 

7 1/2" long x 5" wide.  The handle measures approximately 1" in diameter.