Inkstone and inkstick are two of the key components in Chinese calligraphy four treasures of the study. Here you have a perfect set for the beginner calligrapher. The inkstone is handcrafted with natural stone and is designed to hold more ink in a special tank, with a cover to keep it from drying too fast. Pine-soot ink stick is made of burnt pinewood, has a matte finish, and lightfast so it won't fade.
Tips on usage:
Water is usually kept in a ceramic container and sprinkled on the ink stone. Use one end of the ink stone to grind in a circular movement with a small amount of water. It's ready to use when the ink becomes very thick and dark. Don't use half ground ink. If a gray color is needed, add water to dilute it. Wash out any leftover ink. Using ink left overnight ink will produce inferior tones. Do not leave moisture on the ink stick. Wipe it immediately with a piece of rice paper
Type: Accessory Ink Stone Contents: 5" Ink Stone and Pine Soot Ink Stick Package Size: 30 x 20 x 10 cm (11.8" x 7.9" x 4")