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Premium Chinese Calligraphy / Painting Ink Stick Set (Black) #7
Ink Stick Size: 3 3/4"x 1" x 3/8" each
Premium quality Chinese ink stick set.
Famous brand: Lao Hu Kai Wen.
Chinese ink sticks have been used for thousands of years to create ink for calligraphy and watercolor paintings.
This Chinese calligraphy ink stick set includes four ink sticks. They are decorated with traditional Chinese symbols of "Good Fortune, Wealth, Longevity, Happiness". They may be used for writing calligraphy or watercolor painting. To create ink using one of these ink sticks simply add a little water to an ink stone and rub the ink stick on the bottom until the desired amount of pigment is released.
The traditional Chinese brush drawing medium is ink in stick form. The pigment is derived from burning tungoil or pinewood in earthenware. The soot is collected, mixed with glue, perfumed, then formed in varied shapes through wooden moulds.
A well treated ink stick can last for long time for moderate uses. Wipe it clean and let it air dry after each use. Always store it in a dry place and avoid direct sunlight and draft.