Bamboo and Sumi Brushes
Bamboo brushes are so named for their durable, elegant bamboo handles. Originating from China, these brushes contain soft goat for Oriental-style painting, watercolors, acrylics, oils, silk painting, ceramic glazing, and calligraphy. Sumi brushes, a type of Japanese brush, are designed for the sumi-e (or “black ink” in Japanese) style of painting and may contain a mix of both stiff and soft natural bristles.
Hake brushes have a unique shape that is both flat and wide, making them ideal for covering larger areas. Made from sheep, goat, or other natural hair, these brushes can be used to apply watercolors, oils, acrylics, glue, and ceramic glazes. Shop Blick for the best bamboo brushes, sumi brushes, and hake brushes, plus Chinese inks, sumi inks, ink sticks, and other accessories. Access our Brush Charts for more information on types of paintbrushes, including brush shapes, fiber types, and measurements.