Writing instruments for an ancient type chinese calligraphy - painting brush, placed on a black stone slab for grinding ink. Used in chinese calligraphic writing, painting or literature. Brushes are usually made with bamboo and animal hair such as from horse, sheep and wolves. Best brushes like this one are traditionally made in Huzhou, China. Setting is on fine bamboo mat for oriental touch. Clean and sparse composition on white background with copy space. Vertical format.