GREAT MASTER ORCHID AND BAMBOO - Oriental Fineline Gongbi Brush


An excellent brush made of Wolf Hair with a Medium Tip for Calligraphy Writing, Sumi-e and Fineline Painting. It is specially made for Painting Orchid and Bamboo.

Buying a set (one item per each size) of this brush will save you $6.98.

Tip Hair Material: Wolf Hair
Tip Resilience / Hair Type: Hard Hair
Tip Resilience: Hard
Tip Dimensions:
L: 1.65 in x 0.51 in / 4.2 cm x 1.3 cm
M: 1.45 in x 0.43 in / 3.7 cm x 1.1 cm
S: 1.25 in x 0.35 in / 3.2 cm x 0.9 cm
Total Length: 
L: 10.7 in / 27.2 cm
M: 10.4 in / 26.5 cm
S: 10.0 in / 25.6 cm
Handle Material: Bamboo
Usage: Painting, especially for Bamboo and Orchid, and Calligraphy Writing

As its name suggests, the Great Master Orchid and Bamboo Brush is the perfect brush to paint orchids and bamboo. Since this is a hard hair brush with a medium tip, it also is an excellent tool for calligraphy, particularly with Cao Shu and Xing Shu scripts.

Instead of wolf hair, the brush is actually made of the highest quality Weasel Hair, which comes from Northeast China The brush is specially processed so the stiff hair lends the characteristics of high resilience and elasticity. As a result of these specialized functions, you have the freedom to work quickly and still produce accurate and coherent results.

Carved ornamentally into the wood handle is Te Zhi Lan Zhu, the name of the brush in Chinese. Black flourishes at the top and bottom of the handle produce a striking and beautiful contrast to the overall appeal of the brush.

There is a common misunderstanding of the term Wolf Hair, which in Chinese shares the same character with Weasel Hair, Lang Hao. Often consumers are misled into believing they are purchasing Wolf Hair brushes when in reality they have bought Weasel Hair brushes.

While Wolf Hair brushes do exist, they are very rare and will be expensive. We do have a genuine Wolf Hair Brush at The Chinese Calligraphist web shop called the Roaring Wolf.

Some Weasel Hair brushes are called Wolf Hair because of the difference in quality among Weasel Hair Brushes. The differentiation comes from both raw material and the manufacturing method.

As mentioned above, the Great Master Orchid and Bamboo Brush comes from the Northeast area of China, a region long known for producing the best Weasel Hair in the country.

Quality difference in the weasel hair family is distinguished on the website by high quality weasel hair brushes such as this one being labeled Wolf Hair, and the basic quality brushes labeled as Weasel Hair.