Cat hair

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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

Cat hair
Cat hair

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Zora Sweet Pinney, 'A Handle on the Terms used for Artists' Brushes', unpublished glossary, 1999
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "cat, domestic" Encyclopædia Britannica. [Accessed October 16, 2003].

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