[Natural hoso-kaki fude (stenciling brush)]
Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 stencil brush : bamboo ; 8 in.
Natrual hoso-kaki fude (stenciling brush) with bamboo handle (7 in.) and long bristles (1 in.) tapering to a fine point. A small thread loop is attached to one end of the handle. Japanese characters written on handle in red and green ink. Matching bamboo cover to protect bristles is splitting in several places.
Mrs. Shizu Kaigo used the hoso-kaki fude to make fine lines of stencil of kamon or mon (Japanese family crest) for the Japanese community in Hawaii.
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