A pair of slim antique bamboo made chinese calligraphy or paint brushes, arranged neatly on an old ink stone or ink well for grinding chinese black writing ink. Cover of ink stone has a horse drawing, as the horse motif is considered one of the auspicious animals of the chinese culture. Calligraphic brushes are usually made with bamboo and animal hair, such as from horse, sheep or wolves. Best brushes such as these are traditionally made in Huzhou, China. Taken with sparse composition and clean white background, copy space for text, words, etc. Chinese writing materials photo, nobody in picture.