useful :painting painting , write chinese calligraphy.
Many Chinese paintings are painted onChinese rice paper(often calledXuan paperorXuan Zhi),
not oil canvas. The artist takes the brush dipping in the water-based ink and the
other pigments to draw on rice paper / Xuan paper. Chinese Rice Paper hasa history of over 1,000 years. It is made from the bark of the wingceltis
(Pteroceltis tartarinowii) mixed with rice straw. The making of
xuan paper is a painstaking
procedure involving 18 processes and nearly 100 operations and
lasting over 300 days from
the selection of materilas to the finished product. The xuanpaperispraised as the kingof all papers and is supposed tolast a thousand years.
This is because it is white as alabaster, soft and firm, resistant
to ageing and worms. It absorbs but does not spread the ink from
the brush, which goes over it with a feel neither too smooth nor
too rough.For these qualities, the xuan paper is not only used for painting
and calligraphy, it is increasingly used nowadays for diplomatic
notes, important archives and other documents. In addition, it may
also be used for blotting, filtering and moisture-proof purposes. Campared with canvas for oil painting, Xuan paper is much thinner
The most and only flaw is that it's easily torn like other papers.
Butafter mounting to protect it, it become much firm.