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Old Yuzen Brushes
Old Yuzen Brushes
Old Yuzen Brushes
Wafu Works

Old Yuzen Brushes

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It's a little difficult to date these brushes  but they have a lovely old patina.  The same type are still used by yuzen artists today  both for bokashi and  stencil dyeing (katazome). I also found a site  where they were being used to stencil paper lamps.  There are three marubake ('round brush') and I think they're all classed as surikomibake  ('sliding brush').  The largest one is 13.5cm long and has a diameter of 7.5cm. They're made from deer hair.  They  seem to be in very good condition but this is not my area of expertise at all so I  can't make any guarantee as to how usable they are. If you do have experience with this type of dyeing you may have a better idea.  They're also  just interesting objects in themselves! 

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