What is the bow hair made of?

The violin bow hair is made of hair taken from a horse’s tail. One bow uses from 150-160 or 180-200 hairs. White ones are common, but some are black. Like human hair, horse tail hair can be kinky, thick, thin, etc… Out of various hairs, only straight hairs are selected and used for hairing bows. […]

What is rosin made of?

The rosin used on bows is basically made of the sap of pine trees, and sometimes some additional ingredients, like castor oil as a softener. Do you know what sap is? When a pine tree get damaged, some sticky liquid oozes out from the tree trying to prevent the damage and infection. That is the […]