- A brush to clean your nails
- This is for a good hard scrub
- White pig Hair is used because it is very strong
- The back is magnolia wood that is crafted into the shape of a pig
- Made by skilled craftsmen
“Hake” are brushes formed by separate pieces of wood. After drilling small holes in one piece of wood, they attach the strands of hair by hand because it is the only way that they can ensure they are tight enough. After this they bond the wood with the main piece. After this the hairs are cut to symmetry.
Uno Hake brushes started in 1917. Currently Ms. Chieko Uno works with her daughter Michiyo to continue their family craft. These brushes have been modernised to have an array of modern uses. For home use, to clean your face, body, clothes, shoes, etc.
When modern clothing was warn more commonly than traditional kimonos, Japanese didn't really know how to care western suits, knits, etc. This brush company began developing brushes for very specific needs.
To achieve this the type of animal hair need to be chosen and prepared for each product. Each type of hair has a different texture needs to be treated with oil.
Hair: White Pig
Wood: Magnolia Obovata
Size: W8.5 x L5.5 x H3.5 cm