Finnish scrubbing whisks
£5.00 – £7.50
Stiff looped, or medium stiff dense straight bound scrubbing whisks from Finland. The looped whisks are made from yellow rice root (the stripped and dried roots of zatacon, a Mexican grass), or deep brown bassine (extracted from the leaves of the palmyra palm); the straight whisks is made from black arenga (harvested from the trunks of sugar palms) or brown coconut fibres. All make excellent pot scrubbers, the looped whisks with a light scouring action are also good for removing mud from winter boots, sports shoes, or wellingtons; the arenga and coconut being slightly softer make excellent general purpose washing up or vegetable scrubbers, as well as acting as a small stiff brooms for the removal of dried mud from shoes, clothes, and fabrics. All are hand bound with flax twine by the visually impaired craftspeople of a Vantaa based Finnish cooperative. All measure between 13cm and 15cm.