Ink stick Manuscript Chinese Calligraphy
Solid Chinese ink sticks are often highly decorated with Chinese symbols usually in the form of animals insects or objects. The solid ink stick is obtained by mixing soot and animal glue such as hide or tendon glue from Cattle. You can achieve a variety of shades of black simply by mixing the stick with water. The more you grind the ink stick into the water the darker the ink pigment will become. For use with ink grinding stone.