My random notes on Chinese-style seal carving.

Talking Seals

Name Seal

The most common seal is a name seal, and the most common name seal contains both first and last names.

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Don’t Eat It!

The red color of seal ink comes from the mineral cinnabar, which is then made into the color known as vermillion—and it’s poisonous.

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Seal Ruler

Although usually translated into English as a seal ruler (印規 yingui) this tool has nothing to do with taking measurements.

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