HUANGSHAN - Pine Sooth Ink Stick

Pine Soot Practicing Ink Stick for Calligraphy Writing, Sumi-e and Fineline Painting

The Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Pine Soot ink stick bears its name due to the fact that it is made of pine soot, which will produces a matte black finish of the ground ink. Many black ink sticks are made from oil soot, which provides a glossy finish, and are usually used to paint the main subjects of an artwork. Matte ink, however, is traditionally reserved for the secondary subjects in a painting so they do not detract from the main focal point of the work.


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Matte Black Chinese Pine Soot Calligraphy & Sumi Painting Ink Stick

Dimension: 1.5 in x 5.6 in x 0.6 in / 3.8 cm x 14.0 cm x 1.5 cm
Usage: For Oriental painting and calligraphy writing
Material: Pine Soot
More information: Weight: 2.26 oz / 64 g


The golden tree relief printed on the back of the stick is part of a traditional practice to design ink sticks that are artworks themselves. Throughout the history Chinese painting in which ink sticks have been used for at least 2,000 years, they have been carved with pictures or Chinese characters, so they make a great decoration in your studio even if they are not being used.