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The paper, ink, brush, and inkstone are essential implements of East Asian calligraphy, they are known together as the Four Treasures of the Study in China. This is a particular Chinese Caligraphy brush made from high quality weasel hair. Brush Material: weasel hair A traditional item for Chinese literature and art Chinese characters printed on the body A suspension loop at the end for hanging in brush hanger Could be holded in brush rest or brush hanger Weasel hair brush brushes' size:12" Preparation time: 2-3 working days How to take care of the calligraphy brush A new brush is stiff because its hairs are covered with a layer of diluted glue to protect them from possible damage. Before you begin to use a new calligraphy brush you have to wash the glue away. Put your hand under the flowing tap water and form a well with your palm. Place the brush tuft in this well and rotate it in the water that collects in your hand gently and without pressure. Do not put the brush directly under the tap water as you could damage the hairs. Soon you will notice that the tuft hairs start to loosen. Continue soaking and rotating the calligraphy brush until all hairs are fully loosened. Some calligraphers or sumi painters open the calligraphy brush only one third or two thirds. This depends on the type of hairs and the technique you use. Do not leave the brush in a jar with water, because the weight of the calligraphy brush can break or damage the tip of the brush. Take good care of your calligraphy brush, because the hairs are very delicate. After each session you should rinse your brush under tap water in the same way as when you open a new brush. Pay attention to the ink, which remains in the belly of the calligraphy brush, press it out with soft movements from the belly of the brush towards the tip until there is no ink left in it. Then squeeze the brush gently and bring it to a pointed shape. Hang it with the tip down and let it dry well.
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