MOVING THE MOUNTAIN - Round Tip Wooden Brush Rest

Traditionally shaped brush rest, hand carved out of Chinese wood with a beautiful classic Chinese story behind its origin which makes this rest more than just a tool whenever you take a look at it. This brush rest is ideal for calligraphy or sumi-e brushes.

Round Tipped wooden Brush Rest for Chinese Calligraphy and Sumi-e

Dimension: 7.0 in x 1.4 in x 2.5 in / 17.5 cm x 3.4 cm x 6.2 cm
Usage: To rest brushes

The Moving the Mountain Brush Rest is a beautifully carved wooden brush rest that takes its name from a famous story called Yu Gong Yi Shan, which means the foolish old man who removed the mountains.

It is said that long ago, there two giant mountains in front of an old man’s house that blocked him from coming or going, so the man decided he would tear them down. The man’s neighbor told him he was foolish because he was old and weak and would never be able to move the mountains. The old man replied that he had sons and they had sons, and he would have an endless line of descendants who could continuously work to level the mountains, while the mountains would never grow higher. The fiercely determined spirit of the old man moved the immortals to send down immortals to move the mountains away.

This saying implies that we should remain perseverant, diligent and fearless in the face of difficulty. The Moving the Mountain Brush Rest is a great way to remind you to persevere while you are working at your art, even during difficult times.