Cinnabar ink stick

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    • #18259

      Looking for a good cinnabar ink stick, I’m a calligraphy student. Which one is the best for calligraphy? Thks

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      罗雁 LuoYan罗雁 LuoYan

      Hi vrenifrena, thanks for your question! These three inksticks are all good for calligraphy. They can also be used for painting.

      鱼戏莲 Fish and Lotus Cinnabar Inkstick

      朱砂墨 Cinnabar Inkstick

      万年红 Wan Nian Hong “10,000 years red” Cinnabar Inkstick

      The price per gram indicates different grades of the cinnabar inkstick. The 朱砂墨 Cinnabar Inkstick is currently the highest grade at Inkston. These three cinnabar inksticks are all very good options  for Advanced Level, Beginners, Medium Level, Professionals.


    • #20552

      Three work well but there is a difference of colour. Wan nian hong is more “red”, like “vermilion” and the “zhusha” are more “dark orange red” as natural cinnabar. Chinese red was originally made from the powdered mineral cinnabar, but beginning in about the 8th century it was made more commonly by a chemical process combining mercury and sulfur, specificly for lake.
      Take care : both natural cinnabar and vermilion (synthetic cinnabar) are toxic, even by the skin or mucous membranes. Wash your hands after use and don’t eat when painting.

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