At a glance: process of making traditional writing brushes
Yinping, a small town in Zaozhuang, East China's Shandong province, boasts a long history of making Chinese writing brushes.
Local craftsmen still use traditional techniques to make the brush pens and the delicate procedure consists of more than 100 steps.
The Yinping traditional craft of making Chinese writing brushes has been listed as a Shandong provincial intangible cultural heritage to better protect and inherit the craft.
A craftswoman processes animal wool to use as raw materials for the making of Chinese writing brushes at a workshop in Yinping, a small town in Zaozhuang, East China's Shandong province, Dec 13. [Photo by Wang Qian/China Daily]
Craftsmen undertake different procedures of brush pen making at a workshop in Yinping town, Zaozhuang, Shandong province, Dec 13. [Photo by Wang Qian/China Daily]