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Premium Chinese Painting / Calligraphy Ink Stick Set - Zodiac Symbols (12 Colors) #2
Ink Stick Size: 3 1/4"x 1 1/8" x 3/8" each
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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 painting ink stick set includes twelve ink sticks. Each one features an image of a Chinese zodiac symbol. 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.
Chinese Zodiac: Legends and mythology are a big part of Chinese culture, especially in relation to the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 animals that appear on the Chinese Zodiac calendar include rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. It's an unusual combination of animals for sure, and their appearance on the Chinese Zodiac is the topic of countless legends and is deeply embedded in Chinese mythology. Along with birth year animals, the Chinese Zodiac also represents inner animals and secret animals. We're probably all aware of the 12 animals or signs depicted on the Chinese Zodiac. Based on our year of birth, we understand that we're born under the sign of the Dragon, or the tiger, or one of the 10 other signs. But the truth is it's the inner animals and the secret animals that actually tell the most about who we really are and what our futures hold.