French body brush
A small bathing or massage brush with white silk bristles set into a heat treated French ash stock. ‘White silk’ is type of soft pig bristle, a little stiffer, and with a little more rebound than possessed by the horsehair used in our other bath brushes; whilst thermal modification of the ash not only induces an attractive colour change but grants this normally fairly perishable wood considerable water resistance - probably quite important in a bath brush. From the workshop of Andrée Jardin, near Nantes. About 7cm in diameter.