It is one of the most common soft brush for Sumi-e professionals. Made by Master Xu Laosan with 100% sheep hair with uncut natural tips. It is designed to achieve maxim spontaneity and flexibility, as well as ink/color variability in a single load. It may serve as a washing brush for painting flowers like peony or rose petals and leaves, doing color washes in landscapes and so on.
It comes in 2 brush Sizes:
1. Large: 1-1/2" (4cm) long, 3/8"(1cm) diameter, Handle 9-1/4"(25.5cm)
2. XLarge: 2-1/4"(5.7cm) long, 1/2"(1.3cm)diameter, Handle 10-1/2(26cm);
In the following YouTube video, please see how I used this kind of sheep hair brush to paint peony flowers: