This Lacquer-handled Hake Brush is made with extremely stiff dark Samba hair. Its lacquered handle should prevent colors or inks from staining it. This brush has a hole in the handle for hanging. It is 1 1/2 wide. Hake brushes are unique flat, wide brushes, ideal for applying media over large areas, for wash, sizing, gluing and more. The flat handle and the select soft hair give you excellent brush control. Its an indispensable tool when used on delicate and absorbent Oriental papers and on art and craft projects.