Soap Root Brushes

These brushes are made from the Soaproot Plant (Chlorogalum Pomeridianum) that grow in the mountain areas of Mariposa, Madera, Fresno and most California foothills. The hair-like fibers on the outside of the plant are washed, dried, and bundled, being tied with a string made from the fibers of the Milk Weed Plant. The bulb from the plant is baked in an earthen oven. Pulp is extracted from the bulb and one coat put on the handle every 24 hours for 7 days, making sure each coat is dry before adding another.

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