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Hanga Bake

Printmaking Brush

Surikomi Bake

Printing and Stenciling Brush

Maru Bake

Round Cornered Brush

Mizu Bake

Water Brush

Magari Mizu Bake

Bent Handled Water Brush

Dosa Bake

Sizing Brush

Steiner Mixing Brushes

Dragon Skin

For conditioning Maru Bake

Tool and Brush Carriers

Maru Bake

Maru Bake
Round Cornered Brush
In front, left to right: B4211 (1.6" x 2.2"), B4212 (1.9" x 2.4")
In back, left to right: B4215 (2.4" x 4.2"), B4214 (2.4" x 3.6"), B4213 (2" x 3")

These traditional Japanese printmaking brushes are beautifully crafted from black horse tail hair set into a cedar wood handle.

The bristles of these brushes need to be shaped and split by singeing and then rubbing them on a rough surface (see Dragon Skin). Complete instructions on splitting the bristles can be found by clicking here.

Be sure to soak the brush up to the handle in clear water for about 10 minutes before each use to soften the bristles slightly and help prevent shedding. After use, wash thoroughly with a mild soap and place the brush bristles down in a well ventilated area, away from heat sources, to dry. Cedar tends to split if it dries out too quickly. Professional printmakers in Japan wait six months to a year for the wood to cure before using a new brush; others wrap the handle with electrical tape to help prevent cracks from forming.

Shipping weight: 0.1 lb each

  Size Price Quantity
B4211 Maru Bake #1
4.0 cm x 5.5 cm
(1.6" x 2.2")

B4212 Maru Bake #2
4.9 cm x 6.2 cm
(1.9" x 2.4")

B4213 Maru Bake #3
5.2 cm x 7.6 cm
(2" x 3")

B4214 Maru Bake #4
6.0 cm x 9.1 cm
(2.4" x 3.6")

B4215 Maru Bake #5
6.0 cm x 10.7 cm
(2.4" x 4.2")

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