Finnish sauna brush, tar birch, black bristle
A long-handled body brush with a boreal birch stock soaked in pine tar as a protective and preservative, hand stitched with soft black horsehair 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. 37cm overall length with a head of approximately 13cm.