Finnish bath brush, tar birch, black bristle
A body brush with a boreal birch stock soaked in pine tar as a protective and preservative, and hand stitched with soft black horse hair bristles by the crafts people of a Finnish visually impaired workers cooperative. Used more or less vigorously either during bathing or saunas to gently stimulate, clean, and exfoliate the skin. Best rinsed and left to dry between uses as if left soaking natural materials will degrade. About 14.5cm long.