The Korea Herald

Why calligraphy inkstones are so expensive

By Business Insider

Published : June 11, 2024 - 10:19

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Calligraphy inkstones, especially elaborately designed ones, can cost over $5,000. While the traditional practice of using an ink stick and inkstone is less common now that liquid ink exists, the artistry and labor involved in making inkstones — for use or as collectibles — keep demand alive.