A little-known fact: Horsehair from manes and tails is more durable than most natural fibers—making it an ideal material for brushes.
Here's a roundup of brooms and brushes that leverage the industrial strength of horsehair (and remind us of why we are fascinated with all things equine).
Above: Horsehair 8-Inch Natural Brush by Alden is meant for shoe polishing; $42 from Need Supply Co.
Above: A close-up of the Horsehair 8-Inch Natural Brush by Alden shows the natural color of the horsehair bristles.
Above: Horsehair Broom; £15.90 from Torquato.
Above: Perfect for hardwood floors, the Vienna Broom has a waxed beech handle and horsehair bristles; £45 from Objects of Use.
Above: Horsehair Hand Broom; $14.95 from Kaufmann Mercantile.
Above: German-made Furniture Brush; £32.50 from Objects of Use in the UK.