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"Jin Bu Han" - Practice Ink Stick

Article: ISK016

Pine Soot Practicing Ink Stick for Calligraphy Writing, Sumi-e and Fineline Painting. Standard all-rounder ink stick mostly for practicing purposes producing a matt-black finish.

The Jin Bu Huan is made of pine soot, which produces a matte finish (as opposed to the glossy finish produced by ink sticks made of oil soot). This ink typically is used for secondary subjects in paintings, so they do not draw attention from the main focal point of the work.

On the side of this stick is written Jin Bu Huan, the stick manufacturer's name in Chinese. This name literally translates to "cannot be traded with gold." Traditionally, this is used to describe the return of a son who has previously been on the wrong track.

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Dimensions: 0.8 in x 3.9 in x 0.4 in / 2.0 cm x 9.7 cm x 1.0 cm

Material: Pine Soot

Usage: For Calligraphy Writing , Sumi-e and Finline Painting

Packaging: Comes with a gift box

Decorative Elements: Golden de-bossing of the name and logo of this product

More Info: Weight: 1.05 oz / 30 g

Ink sticks are the traditional method of producing ink that has been used by Chinese artists for over 2,000 years. The sticks are ground against an ink slab and then the resulting powder is mixed with water to produce the ink. The amount of water used determines the consistency of the ink.

Full zoom closeup view of the carvings and printed Chinese characters in gold representing the name of this black Oriental ink stick.