Finnish bathtub brush, birch & tampico
A long handled giant’s toothbrush shaped bath-tub brush of 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. Soak the bristles in brine and dry before use for an extended life. About 47cm overall length, with a head of about 12cm.