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TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

  

 

 

  ink sticks

 

Malaysia

Chinese ink sticks decorated with golden reliefs. They are made from soot, a black powdery deposit from smoke (lampblack), and binders. This powder is solidified into hard sticks for easier transport and preservation.

 

Thailand

The ink stick can be made liquid by rubbing it with some water on an inkstone (fig.), until the right degree of density is achieved.

 

  ink sticks