Talking Seals

Seal Paddle

Good quality seal ink is often sold along with a small paddle called, in Chinese, yinzhu 印箸 or “seal chopsticks.”

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Flat Ink

There are several problems with the seal ink commonly sold in small flat tins or in small, shallow ceramic bowls.

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Where Does It Start?

Chinese is traditionally written from top to bottom in columns that are read from right to left, in other words beginning in the top right corner and continuing to the bottom left corner.

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