BAMBOO AND PLUM OF SPRING - Large Sumi Calligraphy Collectors Brush

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An excellent brush made of Goat Hair with a Large Tip for Calligraphy Writing and Sumi-e Painting. Please note that this brush is part of our collectors series in which we showcase unique handcrafted products - so we only have limited quantities in stock at a time!

Tip Hair Material: Goat Hair
Tip Resilience / Hair Type: Soft Hair
Tip Resilience: Soft
Tip Dimensions: 3.9 in x 1.3 in / 10.0 cm x 3.2 cm
Total Length: 14.0 in / 35.5 cm
Handle Material: Bull Horn                                                                                    Decorative Elements: Carved pattern on the handle of Bamboo and Plum Blossom
Usage: Calligraphy Writing, especially for Kai Shu, Li Shu and Zhuan Shu scripts, and Painting

The Bamboo & Plum of Spring is like a study in contrast. While the brush and the middle of the handle are such a pure white that they blend seamlessly into a white background, the black and dark brown of the rest of the handle starkly offset this gentleness.

But functionally, the brush is just about as gentle as can be, made of 100% goat hair that is extremely soft to the touch. In addition to this softness, it is also tremendously absorbent, which makes it excellent at carrying ink, perfect for projects where you'll be working for long periods of time.

Because of this, the brush makes an excellent tool for both sumi-e painting and calligraphy, and is particularly excellent with Kai Shu, Li Shu and Zhuan Shu scripts.

And that handle is not just three different colors, it is actually made up of different materials. The upper and lower portions are made of buffalo horn, while the middle is a tube carved with the brush's name (Chun Zhu Mei) and, fittingly, a plum blossom tree and bamboo