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Calligraphy is a traditional Chinese art and a quintessence of Chinese culture. It demonstrates Chinese characters' unique artistically glamour by means of composition, structure, and stroke. This wonderful boxed set includes a gold dragon design peg of hard black ink, heavy stone mixing palette, brass spoon, drawing notebook and one Chinese bamboo brush with fine bristles. A white porcelain mixing bowl is also included. Made from 100% fine Chinese silk.
Chinese Calligraphy / Painting Brushes: The brushes should be soaked in water for 10-15 minutes prior to their first use. After each use, the brushes should be cleaned, and the original "point" can be reestablished simply by using your fingers to create a point while still wet.
Chinese Ink Stick: The "trick" is to use very little water. Water should be "dripped" upon the stone surface. The ink stick should be rubbed against the moistened 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. Ink will collect in the small reservoir of the stone, but it also can be drawn from the overall rock surface. The ink should be kept away from the face.