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(AmazingAnhui)Xuan ink Brush, a national cultural heritage in E China's Anhui

Pub Date:20-06-22 08:41 Source:Xinhua


JINGXIAN, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Ink brushes are used in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Together with ink stone, inkstick and Xuan paper, these four writing implements constitute the "Four Treasures of Study". A highly acclaimed type of ink brush, the Xuan brush is believed to originate in the Qin dynasty (around 200 BC) in Xuanzhou area of ancient China. The hair of the Xuan brush is usually made from the hair of rabbit, weasel or goat, depending on the need of its user, while the handle is typically made of bamboo. The traditional technique of making the Xuan brush, which involves numerous steps, was inscribed into China's 'National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage' in 2008.

A worker adjusts hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

A worker adjusts hairs for Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

A worker combs hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

A worker makes Xuan ink brushes at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

A worker adjusts the hair of a Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A woman works on the hairs for Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A worker combs hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

A worker combs hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

A worker combs hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A worker adjusts hairs for Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

A woman works on the hairs for Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A worker works on the hair of a Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A worker adjusts hairs of Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Handles of Xuan ink brush are seen at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

A worker fine-tunes the hair of a Xuan ink brush at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

She Zhengjun, an inheritor of the traditional technique of making Xuan ink brush, works on the handle of a Xuan ink brush at a workshop in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

A worker packs finished Xuan ink brushes at a local manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

Workers make Xuan ink brushes at a workshop in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

She Zhengjun, an inheritor of the traditional technique of making Xuan ink brush, shows a Xuan ink brush he makes at a workshop in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)

A tourist visits a showroom of a local Xuan ink brush manufacturer in Jingxian County, east China's Anhui Province, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Han Xiaoyu)


Editor:Rita

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