Fine, smooth hair from any of several species of goats, such as Capri hircus. Goat hair can be white, gray, or black. It has been used to make Yarn and to make artist and cosmetic brushes. Goat hairs do not point well since they have a blunt tip (Pinney 1999). They are typically used in Oriental brushes and inexpensive school artist brushes (Pinney 1999).
Resources and Citations
- Zora Sweet Pinney, 'A Handle on the Terms used for Artists' Brushes: The Indispensable Tools' unpublished glossary, 1999.
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "goat" [Accessed October 16, 2003].
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Zora Sweet Pinney, 'A Handle on the Terms used for Artists' Brushes', unpublished glossary, 1999
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat (Accessed Nov. 2, 2005)