A Little Bit of Trivia….

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A little bit of trivia…. Did you know that over 1700 years ago, the Chinese developed solid ink, in the form of sticks or cakes? They used soot and animal glue to produce it.
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They then shaved off bits of it and mixed them with water, to produce instant ink whenever they had to write something. This ink was used throughout East Asia for traditional calligraphy, with brushed or bamboo pens.
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Various colored juices, extracts and suspensions of substances from plants, animals and minerals, including alizarin, indigo, pokeberries, cochineal and sepia, were used to develop ink at that time
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Written by Pamela Osborn, owner of Artfully Unusual
and Livin Wild West.

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