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…

Sichuan: Food, Pandas, Mountains and Spirituality

Sichuan, literal meaning “four river plains” is one of the largest and most populous and important provinces in China. Sichuan is famous for its Pandas…

Qiang, romantic cloud-dwelling artists

  Who are the Qiang? Qiang is a very old name in China, recorded on Oracle bone scripts more than 3,000 years ago. Qiang is the…

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…

JiuZhaiGou remote mountains, valleys, lakes and waterfalls

Jiuzhaigou Valley [9 village valley] is a famously beautiful area of lakes and waterfalls in the North of Sichuan on the edge of the Tibetan plateau,…

General Meng Tian and the invention of the Hu Brush

Meng Tian and the writing problem Meng Tian (蒙恬) was a famous general of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of Qin dynasty who united…

Luo Yan 罗雁

inkston.com founder Yan is from Chengdu area of Sichuan. After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake Yan worked as a volunteer on the disaster relief effort. The…

Huang Guohong 黄国鸿 – Chinese GongBi Detail Painting

Huang Guohong (黄国鸿), GongBi painter from Shexian, Huizhou, near Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui tells us about Chinese GongBi detail Painting.

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,…

Cancong

Cancong is described as having bulging eyes and colourful clothes: he developed early silk industry and became known as Qingyishen 青衣神 cyan-cloth-god. The name Can…