Ink Brush 毛筆

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Title

Ink Brush 毛筆

Subject

Calligraphy, Writing

Description

Ink brushes were used for calligraphy. It is believed that the ink brush was invented around Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC - 256 BC). The hairs of a common ink brush would be made out of goat, rabbit, mouse, pig, buffalo, wolf or Siberian weasel. To produce different brushstrokes, qualities such as hair length, thickness and texture would vary in different ink brushes.

Creator

Meng Tian

Date

Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC - 256 BC)

Format

Hand-size

Type

Craft

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Crafting Methods

Animal hair was attached to wood. Exotic animal hair were more valuable.

Materials

Animal hair, Wood / Bamboo

Usage and Application

The ink brush was commonly used in Chinese calligraphy and writing.

Collection

Citation

Meng Tian, “Ink Brush 毛筆,” CCCH9051 Group 64, accessed March 2, 2024, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-64/items/show/3.

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