Art Encyclopedia - Kolinsky Sable-hair Brush
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Kolinsky Sable-hair Brush
The kolinsky sable-hair brush is a top quality paint brush used in fine art. The Kolinsky brush is also known to artists as red sable or sable hair brush.
The hair from which the kolinsky sable-hair brush is made of is obtained from the tail of the kolinsky which is a species of weasel. The kolinsky sable-hair brush is pale red in colour with dark tips. Special qualities such as strength, slenderness and resiliency makes the kolinsky sable-hair brush a sought after tool for artists.