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Premium Chinese Calligraphy / Painting Ink Stick - Dragon Gate / Fish (Black) #17
Ink Stick Size: 6"x 1 1/2" x 5/8"
Premium quality Chinese ink stick.
Famous brand: Lao Hu Kai Wen.
This Chinese calligraphy ink stick is decorated with Fish on one side and Dragon Gate on the other side. In the Chinese culture, fish symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
Chinese ink sticks have been used for thousands of years to create ink for calligraphy and watercolor paintings.
This Chinese calligraphy ink stick may be used for writing calligraphy or watercolor painting. Chinese ink sticks are made mainly of soot and glue, sometimes with scents added. To make ink from the ink stick, it has to be ground against the moistened ink stone surface in a circular manner. Depending on the desire for color intensity, the artist will dip the brush upon different areas of the stone. The more water, the less intense the color of the black ink. Wipe it clean and let it air dry after each use. Always store it in a dry place and avoid direct sunlight and draft.