HONOR AND GLORY - Goat-Horse Hair Calligraphy Sumi Collectors Brush

An excellent brush made of Goat and Horse 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: Other Hair 
Tip Resilience / Hair Type: Mixed Hair
Tip Resilience: Medium Soft
Tip Dimensions: 3.5 in x 1.1 in / 12.0 cm x 4.0 cm
Total Length: 13.0 in / 43.5 cm
Handle Material: Wood
Usage: Calligraphy Writing, especially for Xing Shu and Cao Shu scripts, and Painting
Decorative Elements: A carved handle                                                                      More Info: The tip of this brush is made of Goat and Horse Hair

Like most mixed hair brushes, the Honor & Glory provides the advantages of both hard and soft hair brushes, creating a versatile and very desirable tool for nearly any artist.

Made of 30% horse hair that is surrounded by 70% goat hair, the brush is both soft and sturdy at the same time, making it great for Xing Shu and Cao Shu script styles in calligraphy.

The firmer horse hair provides excellent resilience, elasticity and strength, while the extremely soft goat hair makes the brush soft and flexible. In addition to calligraphy, the brush also can be used for painting, particularly sumi-e.

In Chinese, the brush is named Zhaoxue, which means to exonerate. On the buffalo horn handle, a poem by Wangwan is carved. The great poet of the Tang Dynasty describes his homesickness as he is anchored near the foot of the Beigushan Mountain preparing for the Spring Festival.

The entire poem is written as follows in Chinese on the handle, lending even further beauty to this already majestic brush.

It is a peom of a poet of the Tang Dynasty, Wang Wan. It describes the poet's homesick when he anchored off near the foot of Beigushan Mountain. The Spring Festival was coming and he saw the beautiful landscape of green mountains and waters around. He missed his hometown very much.