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Chinese exquisite life -- exquisite instruments of writing and playing

Ancient Chinese literati were very particular about their daily work and life. This exquisite, reflected in all aspects, can almost be said to be meticulous. Now people, so it is called - Chinese exquisite life.

Chinese exquisite life is reflected in many ways. Today, we are here to chat about the ancient Chinese utensils of the study, that is, literary play.

Literary play is the four treasures of the study and its derived from a variety of stationery play.

In the early days, wenplay refers to all kinds of stationery matching with "ink, ink, paper and inkstone", such as pen washing, water injection, paperweight, seal and so on. In modern times, people call the appreciation pieces and handlebars with traditional culture as literary play, so the concept of literary play has been expanded several times, and it becomes almost all-encompassing.

Water note: also known as "water drop", "inkstone". It is the stationery used by ancient literati to hold water and drop water when they grind ink.
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Green jade - chi dragon handle small water note

Paperweight: traditional han-chinese handicraft in ancient times. Something used to press paper when writing or painting.

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Jade - PI xiu paperweight

Pen washing: the utensils used for washing pens are favored by people for their varied shapes and elegant shapes.
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Moyu - with four sides to wash

Incense burner: it is one of the necessary instruments for incense, and also an indispensable tool for Chinese folk, religious and sacrificial activities. Wen play incense stove, exquisite and exquisite, place a desk, appreciate the niao-ran, smell dark incense faint, joy, joy!
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Jasper - play aromatherapy stove

Incense insertion: due to the limitations of conditions, the ancient method of incense has become more and more rare. In this case, the incense began to become popular, followed by the popularity of incense insertion.
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Sugar white jade qiao carving incense inserted - cicada language

Pot: pot has always been an indispensable utensil on the desk of ancient literati. The time-honored famous saying of tang wang changling, "a heart of ice is in the jade pot", links the purity of the jade pot with the noble character of the literati, making the jade pot become a humanistic image completely.

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Moyu seed - blessing to play with the pot

In the broad sense, there are various types of literary and artistic instruments, such as walnuts, gourds and beads. One of the characteristics of literary play is small, as a desk case a few play, the general size of the literary play, small inch, both for the case, and can be played in the palm. In particular, some of the display, often see small in the big, mustard na xumi, the industry and therefore have "small sample".

A good text play, must be a kind of spirit "objectified" load bearing, or big or small, or clever or humble, with the host understands closely, in the self-restraint affection sex at the same time, also reveal the master's cultural grade.


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