Saturday, August 8, 2009

Art Trivia

Camel’s-hair brushes are not made of camel’s hair.They were invented by a man named Camel.


Mariana Soffer said...

Nice trivia!
Brushes were used as early as 2,500,000 years ago in the cave paintings of Altamira in Spain and Périgord in France. These brushes were used to apply pigment to the cave walls. Similar brushes were later adapted and used for hair grooming.
I know camel brushed where invented by Mr camel, but I do not know the name of him, do you have a clue about it?

Berry Blog said...

I knew that...and cigarettes were invented by camels
( just being a wise guy)

Joy said...

I couldn't find that, Mariana. In fact, there's dispute that this is true and that maybe someone Chinese not named Camel invented them.