Baker's brush, oiled birch and horsehair
A blond horse-hair and oiled birch bakers’ brush, used for spreading flour evenly over the baking board, removing excess flour from the bread and cleaning the work surface. Since horsehair is heat resistant it can be used in the oven. Best cleaned immediately and air dried thoroughly between uses to avoid degradation of the bristles. The Swedish tradition of visually impaired craftsmen finding work in the manufacture of brushes and household tools continues today in the form of Iris Hantverk, which employs over 30 such individuals producing some of the world’s most beautiful and high quality brushes and tools.