The soft, springy hair from domesticated cat (Felis catus). Some types of cat hair (short white or tips of long, white) have been used in artist brushes. In Asia, cat hair brushes are used for detail work (Pinney 1999).
Synonyms and Related Terms
Felis catus; domestic cat; house cat
Zora Sweet Pinney, 'A Handle on the Terms used for Artists' Brushes: The Indispensable Tools' unpublished glossary, 1999.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Zora Sweet Pinney, 'A Handle on the Terms used for Artists' Brushes', unpublished glossary, 1999
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "cat, domestic" Encyclopædia Britannica. [Accessed October 16, 2003].
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)