Monday, September 24, 2007

Chinese calligraphy writing and brush painting / sumi set

Chinese character writing is a highly evolved discipline that relies as much on artistic craftsmanship, as it does on literary composition. Our basic writing set comes with five brushes, a black ink stick, ink stone, red ink for the "chop" or signature stamp which is included for your own customization, water well and brush rest. The ink is made by gently rubbing the ink stick in a small pool of water in the ink stone. This ancient method allows for very little waste. The same bushes and inks may be used both for writing and painting, as the two art forms are so closely linked. Our writing set comes from Shanghai, the literary capital of China. Also available on Amazon from REORIENT, is the traditional rice paper used for painting and writing.