The Art of the Brush
Chinese calligraphy dates back centuries and is so much more than just letters and words. It is an art form that requires the artist to express their feelings and use motion to create the thousands of different flourishes and combination of strokes which make up the Chinese characters.
These beautiful brushes are collectible artifacts in their own right. Historically carved from bamboo, redwood, local stone, marble, animal horn and embellished with ceramics they are made with a variety of animal hair primarily white goat hair, black rabbit hair, yellow weasel hair or sometimes a mix depending on the desired brush stroke. These types of brushes known as Húbi have been prized since the Ming dynasty.