Scrubbing brush no.4 (Finnish tampico)
A 'V' shaped scrubbing brush of oiled boreal birch and tampico fibre hand-stitched by the crafts people of a Finnish visually impaired workers cooperative. Tampico is a moderately stiff vegetable fibre harvested from an agave found only in the Chihuahuan desert. The fibres have a microscopically barbed surface, which helps hold water for more effective cleaning, and lends them a gentle polishing action. Longer bristles to the front of the brush allow accurate for spot cleaning. About 20cm long by 6.5cm wide.