Writing Brush and Ink

The Chinese employed a writing brush and ink as early as circa 1000 BCE. Chinese still preferred tools for writing Chinese characters.
Date:
      1000 BCE
Location:
      China

Additional Information:

  • Ink brush – Wikipedia
    Legend wrongly credits the invention of the ink brush to the later Qin general Meng Tian. [citation needed] Traces of the writing brush, however, were discovered on the Shang jades, and were suggested to be the grounds of the oracle bone inscriptions.
  • The History of Ink | The Week UK
    This was composed of carbon black, lamp black, and charred bones (called bone black), combined together with animal glue to create a block, which would then be re-liquefied by the addition of water, usually via a brush. India ink was used in China from the 4th century BCE, and was also the type of ink employed for writing the Dead Sea Scrolls, although the latter relied on red cinnabar (mercury ore) as …
  • Chinese Calligraphy: Brush Pen, Paper, Ink Stick and Slab
    The earliest writing brush that has been found is a relic of the Warring States Period (476 BC – 221 BC). From that time onwards, the brush has evolved into many forms. The nib can be made from rabbit’s hair, wool, horsehair, weasel’s hair, or bristles, and so on; while the shaft may be made from bamboo, ivory, jade, crystal, gold, silver, porcelain, sandal, ox horn, etc.
  • Writing Brush, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Tools …
    Chinese writing brush is invented in China and the so-called inventor is General Meng Tian in Qin Dynasty who also is a supervisor of the Great Wall.People in the hometown of writing brush—Hengshui, still celebrate the invention of ink brush every year.
  • A Brief History of Writing Instruments for Students
    There is far more to the development of writing than can fit in a brief history of writing … a brush was used for writing. … in ink, so the invention of a …

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