Raw willow dishbrush
A raw unstripped steam bent willow and golden tampico fibre dish brush handmade 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 rinsing, and lends them a gentle polishing action, a characteristic exploited in their traditional use for polishing metals. Very roughly 25cm in length.