WISE SAGE - Ink Slab and Container for Sumi and Calligraphy

Ink Slab with a design resembling the Chinese Chess Jar (Weiqi Jar). It can be used to grind and hold the ink for your Asian Brush Painting creation. This ink slab comes with a red colored lid. The stones to make this ink slab are handpicked from Kunlun Mountain and polished in a very detailed manner.


Ink slab for Japanese or Chinese Calligraphy and Sumi-e

Dimension: Diameter 4.0 in x H 2.0 in / 10.0 cm x H 4.0 cm
Usage: To grind and contain ink


Ink slabs have long been known as one of the Four Treasures of the Study, which is the term given to the four tools seen as essential to a Chinese artist. The other three are brushes, paper and ink sticks. The term originated around the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 A.D.), and ink slabs and ink sticks have been used for at least 2,000 years.


The Wise Sage Ink Slab & Container is a modest and very practical slab to both grind and contain ink. Ink sticks are ground into ink slabs, and the resulting powder is mixed with water to produce the ink. Even though liquid ink has been available for Chinese art since the mid-1800s, many artists still prefer to grind their own ink not only because of the traditional element, but also because of the control it provides over the consistency of the ink.


Because of its versatility, the Wise Sage Ink Slab & Container also makes a great place to store the stones used for Chinese chess. This slab will look great in your studio, and also makes a great gift for your favorite artist!