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Large Chinese BEGINNER Calligraphy Set with Free Paper (#SH11XXL)


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  • Perfect starter calligraphy set with all the basics for beginners!
  • Includes ink stone and ink stick, brushes, brush rest, water dish and mini spoon!
  • Nice cloth covered box
  • Free 20 sheet package of practice calligraphy paper with this purchase!
  • ***The shape of grinding stone may vary. Outer box may be red or green.

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  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000AMW5V0
  • Item model number: SH11XXL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,401 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

This basic calligraphy set is made in China and has all the basic materials needed for your ink drawing or calligraphy work. A good set for beginners! It includes 6 brushes (9 1/2 inches long) with assorted sheep and or wolf hair bristles (brush may have bamboo OR plastic handles), an ink stick, ink grinding stone, water dish and spoon, brush rest big enough for 4 brushes, a soap stone chop stamp to carve your own stamp and some red chop ink paste in a porcelain dish with dragon design cover. This large calligraphy set is in a pretty cloth covered rectangular shaped box (7" by 11") so all you need is water! FREE package of 20 sheet calligraphy paper included with this purchase! Outer box is either red or green brocade cloth.


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Customer Reviews

The quality appears to be very good and intriguing.
Valtin
She has shown an interest in Chinese calligraphy......she will be so excited when she sees this gift.
E. CONNOLLY
The little spoon that comes with the water dish is made of yellow plastic, and not metal.
Sam J. Kim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sam J. Kim on September 21, 2008
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This is a horrible set, very touristy and not meant for someone who actually wishes to learn Shufa/Seoye/Shodo. I want to prevent westerners and anyone else who may not know better from buying this kit.

The brushes are of horrible quality, the hairs are not secure in the handle (they fall out very easily, at the lightest touch), and some of the brushes are even broken.The inkstick is fake, made for tourists, probably composed of burnt car tires, and it smells horrible. Real inksticks intended for serious use will smell fragrant with Chinese herbs and medicines. Needless to say, it makes poor quality ink, and good luck using that tiny ink grinding stone.

The seal paste that comes with it is not the stuff that artists in East Asia use. It is cheap, and if you use it with a seal, it leaves a pool of gross oil on the paper around the imprint of the seal. Do not use it, unless you only wish to test your seal.

The little spoon that comes with the water dish is made of yellow plastic, and not metal. The lion carving on top of the seal was disfigured and poorly carved on the one that came with my set. The seal itself is usable though (one of the few good things about the set). The only reason why I do not give this product only a single star is because it comes with a usable seal, and the brush rest and paper weight are also decent.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. CONNOLLY on December 14, 2010
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Please ignore the people complaining about this set. It is for a beginner or a student just as the seller claims. This is not represented as a top of the line item, but it is just what you need to get started. This is a beautiful set at a very good price. Price the items in this kit separately, or what you get in a smaller kit and you will appreciate it even more. My daughter is in high school, a third year Chinese language student who can also write in traditional charachters. She has shown an interest in Chinese calligraphy......she will be so excited when she sees this gift. I am an artist. I had a small amount of Chinese ink and some bamboo brushes that I used for painting only and they were great. If you knew anything about the materials, these are of good quality not trash as others are implying (those are not paperweights by the way). The only thing I wish was different was it would be nicer if it had bamboo brushes. These are plastic, but there are six and they are different. Therefore good for experimenting even though they are not bamboo. If they come apart, electrical tape them!! Or when your student decides which brushes work best, replace those few with bamboo. Remember, this is a starting point, but a full traditional set in a charming box to complete it. Also I received it all the way from the west coast intact, before anything else in my large Amazon order came.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rule53 on December 31, 2011
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I bought this along with the book "Chinese calligraphy made easy" and extra paper for my 16 year old granddaughter. She loves it. The brushes and ink have been easy for her to use. The book made the set, she was able to pick up the technique easily and loves it. She loves the case and displays it in her room. It was one of her favorite gifts. Grammie did good!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marla D. Cralley on January 12, 2011
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Beginning Sumi kits should include a pictoral description of the items in the kit and of how to make the ink from the soot sticks. We wanted to begin penning Japanese characters but were not sure how to begin. Once we found a U-tube video we were home free, but Christmas morning it was kinda depressing not to be able to just sit down and play.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Judy Hayes on November 16, 2006
This is a beautiful set. I am new to Chinese Calligraphy and I found this set inspiring. It looks lovely sitting on your shelf or desk. The set helps keep you motivated to pull it out and use it to practice the art. I purchased a couple of books to learn Chinese calligraphy and I have to say, this set is worth every penny, it has everything you need (minus the water and the paper) to make beautiful letters. House of Rice does have a very nice quality paper that is for calligraphy and brush.

It is well made and has everything you need to make beautiful art. This set met my criteria for a five star rating:

1. It was priced fairly

2. The product was as advertised.

3. It was good quality, The brushes are well made and didn't loose hair when I was painting, the ink stick made quality ink, the water dish, spoon, brush rest and soap stone chop stamp were all nice quality craftsman ship, it doesn't feel cheaply made. There is plenty of red chop ink paste in a beautiful container.

As I said in the title, this set would make a beautiful gift for someone who loves beautiful Chinese things, or for a beginner or experienced Chinese calligrapher. I am very pleased with the set and recommend it to everyone.

Random FYI for those interested:

The chop stamp is for you to engrave with your name or symbol to "sign" your art work with, the red ink is what you stamp with. When I was over seas I collected beautiful work from the artists and in the corner was a stamped name and it was always in red. I didn't think much of it however after receiving this set and seeing the red ink with instructions that it was to use for your signature stamp I figured out that tradition always has the name in red. Just some random observation I made that I found interesting.
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