TEMPLE OF ZEN - Sealstone for Hand-Carving Chinese Signature Seal Chop

Traditional Chinese Balin Seal Stone for Seal Carving and Chopping Artworks

Another Kunlun stone specimen which shines in shades of pure white when exposed to direct light. Its longish natural base allows for the carving of several characters or longer words. Since it is quite high, it is easy to hold it when applying a chop to a painting. Its surface - even though made of stone - is so smooth that it feels warm and soft to your touch.

Base / Carving Area:0.98 in X 0.98 in / 2.5 cm X 2.5 cm
Stone Material / Type: Other Types
Applicable Carving Shape: Square
Main Stone Color: White
Dimensions: 0.98 in X 0.98 in X 2.36 in / 2.5 cm X 2.5 cm X 6.0 cm
Usage: Seal Carving, Chopping and Decorative Purposes
Packaging: Comes with a Chinese Seal Gift Bag

Perfect for beginners in the field of seal stone carving, the Kunlun is softer than many seal stones to allow for easier carving as you are learning this craft. The great thing about these stones, however, is that they are still firm enough to be easy to maintain and work with. For these reasons, Kunlun seal stones are known as one of the four best seal stones in China.

Additionally, the patterns of the stone make it naturally beautiful, so the stamp you make with it will be a great addition to your studio. The colors of the stone range from a light brown that is nearly white to a yellowish-brown to a darker brown that create a distinctive look that you can enjoy for years to come.

Seal stone carving has been around since ancient times, and its combination of calligraphy and engraving can be one of the most satisfying skills to master in all of Chinese art.