Horsehair tip on a cow hair brush for dusting and washing out bottles. The bristles are twisted into the metal handle so they can't fall out. Comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Handmade in Berlin, Germany.
Die Imaginare Manufacktur mixes modern design with the traditional craft work of the Blind Institute in Berlin, producing items like this conical brush. Made with entirely natural bristles, the care and craftsmanship devoted to the bottle brush by a small group of German artisans is immediately obvious.
It may look like a piece of art, but this little number is a highly functional item, well-suited to a kitchen sink as much as a workshop or lab with their tricky nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned before use. The entwined metal handle is bendable and fine enough to get into the tightest mechanics, and the bristles are supple yet hardy.
The bristles at the tip are horsehair — softer to scrub its way into grooves and crevices, and the lighter bristles are cow hair, which are stiffer to work off whatever is clinging to the inside of your bottle.
19 inches total length
11 inch handle
5 inch full brush (2.5 inches wide)
2.5 inch tip brush
15 inches total length
4.5 inch long full brush (tapered bristles, approx. 2 inches wide)
2 inch long horsehair tip
12 inch total length
3 inch full brush (.75 inch width)
1 inch horsehair tip