A *very* nice, dreamy watercolor brush from Raphael, a 200 year old brush company. The "softaqua" bristles are a new synthetic, with a wavy, undulating shape to the fiber which creates spaces to hold and retail water molecules, giving these maximum pigment retention. The quill brush shape has an elongated point (perfect for detail work) and a larger middle (ideal for wide color swathes). Hand-tied onto a wooden handle. In short: very saturated and a smooth dang pleasure to use.