Some products are made from horsehair -- find out what they are.
©Shutterstock, 2010 Paintbrush bristles are among many products made from horsehair.
More than 40 products are listed as being made from horsehair, including baskets, belts, bird nests, hair and industrial brushes, buttons, carpet, curlers, fishing lines, furniture padding, hats, lariats, fishing nets, plumes for military hats or horse bridles, surgical sutures (during the Civil War), upholstery cloth, bows (for violin, cello, and viola) whips, and wigs.
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