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The ancient Egyptians painted with brushes or similar tools constructed from palm leaves. Thousands of years ago in China, artists began their calligraphy, but what type of brushes did they use? From the Renaissance we learned how the "pennelli" - a brush - was bound from squirrel or deer hair and hog bristle. In his "Book of Art (1437)" Cennino Cennini dedicated chapter sixty-three to the art of brushmaking. This chapter provided painters of that time - who had to make their own brushes - a reference manual for years to come.

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