Inkstone 3.5 X3.5 X 1 inches Wide, Square
This is a simple square shaped inkstone is that is made to use with Asian calligraphy ink sticks. It is made from stone and is 3.5 X 3.5 X 1 inches wide. It is made in Taiwan.
Traditional East Asian ink is solidified into inksticks. Usually, some water is applied onto the inkstone (by means of a dropper to control the amount of water) before the bottom end of the inkstick is placed on the grinding surface and then gradually ground to produce the ink. More water is gradually added during the grinding process to increase the amount of ink produced. The Chinese grind their ink in a circular motion with the end flat on the surface whilst the Japanese push one edge of the end of the inkstick back and forth.
Water was usually kept in a ceramic container and sprinkled on the inkstone. The inkstone, together with the ink brush, ink stick and Xuan paper, are the four writing implements traditionally known as the Four Treasures of the Study.
*You are purchasing the inkstone ONLY
Made in Taiwan