China’s Four Treasures of the Study

  The "Four Treasures of the Study" 文房四宝 wén fáng sì bǎo, the brush 笔 bǐ, ink 墨 mò  ink stone yàn, and the paper…

Xuan Brushes for Chinese Brush painting and calligraphy

What is a Xuan Brush? Xuan brushes (宣笔 Xuān bǐ) are one of the most famous Chinese brush types used for both Calligraphy and Chinese…

Silver

Silver culture is very strong among Miao, Tibetan, Qiang minority peoples is South-West China. Silver plays an important role in daily life and events such…

Xuan Paper Making – a UNESCO intangible heritage

Xuan paper making matured over 1,000 years ago in the Tang dynasty, following original invention of paper by Cai Lun (7-121) and is regarded as one…

Inkstone, a work of art for making art

Richly carved polished inkstones are the chief of China’s "Four Treasures of the Study" a collectable treasure passed on for generations.

Chinese Xuan 1,000 year old Truth paper

What is Xuan paper? In China there is a special paper, famous as one of China's Four Treasures of the Study, that has proved to…

Inkston Packaging update for Christmas season

Inkston makes every effort to ensure items are safely and beautifully packaged.  Your inkston product should arrive in perfect condition, if not don't hesitate to…

Silk

Chinese silk has a legendary history of thousands of years. In the Sichuan area silk production is believed to be invented or started by Cancong,…