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Chinese Calligraphy Bamboo Brush Set

Chinese Calligraphy Bamboo Brush Set

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Great craftsmanship ensures that each brush set will last for many years, making it a great investment for any artist. These bamboo brush sets come in a variety of sizes so you can choose the right one to suit your needs. Whether you're looking to create landscape paintings, fish drawings, or even lotus and peony scenes, this set has just what you need! Plus, they look stunning when placed on your desk or studio shelf!


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Chinese Calligraphy

What's the Traditional Items in Chinese Calligraphy Set?

The traditional items in a Chinese calligraphy set typically include:

  1. Brush (笔): A brush made from animal hair, such as goat or wolf, which is used to apply ink to paper.
  2. Ink (墨): Ink can come in solid or liquid form and is made from a combination of water, soot, and other materials. It is used with the brush to create the calligraphy.
  3. Ink stone (砚): The ink stone is used to grind the solid ink into a liquid form. It is typically made of stone, such as slate or marble.
  4. Paper (纸): Special paper is used for calligraphy, which is often thin and absorbent to allow the ink to soak in.
  5. Inkwell (硯水): A container for water used to dip the brush and adjust the thickness of the ink.
  6. Seal (印章): A personalized stamp with the artist's name, used to mark the artwork and signify its authenticity.

How Is Chinese Calligraphy Brush Made?

Chinese calligraphy brushes are traditionally made from animal hair, such as goat, wolf, rabbit, or weasel. The process of making a brush involves several steps:

  1. Selecting the Hair: The hair used to make the brush is carefully selected based on its thickness, texture, and flexibility.
  2. Cleaning the Hair: The hair is then cleaned to remove any dirt, oil, or debris.
  3. Sorting the Hair: The hair is sorted according to its length and thickness. Longer, thicker hairs are used for larger brushes, while shorter, finer hairs are used for smaller brushes.
  4. Binding the Hair: The sorted hair is then bound together using a piece of string or wire. The binding should be tight enough to hold the hairs together, but not so tight that it restricts their movement.
  5. Shaping the Brush: The bound hair is then trimmed and shaped to create the desired brush shape. Different shapes are used for different styles of calligraphy.
  6. Testing the Brush: Finally, the brush is tested to ensure that it has the proper amount of flexibility and can hold enough ink.

While traditional Chinese calligraphy brushes are made by hand, modern brushes can also be made using machines. However, hand-made brushes are still considered to be of higher quality and are often preferred by calligraphy artists.