Songhua Inkstone

Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/4/30

It is also called Songhua Inkjade, which is processed by Songhua stones of Changbai Mountains. The Songhua Inkstone had a history of more than 300 years; some even appeared in Ming Dynasty. Later, it was paid as tributes and be favored by the imperial family.

Songhua Stone is also called as Songhua Jade. It is a kind of limestone generated by the deposit of the ocean. Since the later Qing Dynasty,, Songhua Stone has disappeared once. The Factory of Arts and Crafts resumed producing Songhua Inkstone in 1981. According to the appraisal of experts, the capability of ink producing, water storage, ink color maintaining is equal to the traditional one. As son as the finished inkstone came out, it won the admiration of the distinguished calligraphers and collectors from home and abroad. As one of high-grade crafts, it has been exported to Japan and other countries.

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