Mid-range quality oil soot ink stick for demanding practitioners of Chinese, Kanji Calligraphy, Sumi-e and Fineline Brush Painting.
Even though a Chinese practicing ink stick, the Gong Mo differs from other practicing ink sticks we carry by using high quality ingredients making it an affordable stick for those Sumi or Calligraphy practitioners who either have an intermediate level or for those who need an affordable practice ink stick which produces ink that is close to the one ground by Premium ink sticks.
The Gong Mo is a made of Oil Soot, which is the soot that is produced from animal oil. This provides the resulting ink with a warm and shiny black effect. This stick has a golden dragon dragon painted on one side, which has long been considered the highest power in China and was always associated with the emperor in ancient times. On the other side of the stick are the Chinese characters for its name.
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Mid-Range/Quality Ink Chinese Practice Ink Stick for Sumi/CalligraphyDimension: 3.5 in x 0.9 in x 0.35 in / 9.1 cm x 2.3 cm x 0.9 cm
Ink sticks are considered one of the Four Treasures of the Study. This is a phrase used for the four essential tools a Chinese artist must have. The other three are brushes, paper and ink slabs.
The ink stick was first used around 2,000 years ago, and continues to be popular today even with the availability of liquid ink because of the amount of control it gives an artist over his or her ink. After grinding the ink stick into a powder on an ink slab, the artist mixes in water to make the ink. The amount of water will determine the consistency of the ink.
The Gong Mo is a made of Oil Soot, which is the soot that is produced from animal oil. This provides the resulting ink with a warm and shiny black effect. Since ink sticks have been used, they have become works of art themselves. This stick has a dragon on one side, which has long been considered the highest power in China and was always associated with the emperor in ancient times. On the other side of the stick are the Chinese characters for this the Gong Mo. This is a beautiful ink stick that will, in turn, produce beautiful ink for you next project.
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