The Shuro hemp palmScrubbing Brush, made with shuro’s toughest fibers, is effective at removing stubborn dirt without damaging the surface. The beautiful and time-tested brush evolves with use; unravel the copper binding as the bristles shorten.
The large and medium-size brushes can be used for pots and pans or for cleaning root vegetables. The small size is handy for grooves sink or inside teapots.
About the artisan and craft:
The brooms and brushes are bundled and bound by Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten in Wakayama Prefecture - a region known for making hemp palm tools for the home. Legend says that the first palm seeds were brought to Japan by a monk who traveled to China 1,200 years ago and planted them in a temple in this area of Wakayama. With a warm and temperate, the region is the ideal climate for hemp palm to grow naturally.