February 4th, 2016

Trust me

Sometimes using Google Translate is TOTALLY the way to go.

Weasel Hair Brushes
Wolf hair brushes do not exist. The legend comes from an unthinking translation of the real name: "langhao", which calls a wild weasel from Siberia. Its tail hair are yellow, terse and sharp but never very long so there are no large brushes in this material, and they don't keep large amounts of ink. Anyway that's the best tool for awkward beginners in calligraphy and there is nothing better for traditional drawaing and painting

www.thegreatcalligraphycatalog.net/acatalog/Weasel_hair_brushes.html


Da lang tou : Important and rare pure langhao brush (weasel have rather short hair and make it impossible to ask for bigger than this). Handle of bamboo and horn, in a box, made in Anhui

If I had a spare 145 Euros, I would already have ordered one.  An important brush in a box, made in Anhui.  It sounds like a Le Guin artefact.

LANGHAO! Come, oh wild weasel from Siberia, with your sharp and terse tail hair!
Rosie Runs

Not at Tanagra

As I am coming home from the morning walk, next-door-but-one's collie cross is sitting at the top of their steps. He rolls a tennis ball down the steps towards me and the lurchers, and then crouches and peers hopefully at us over the step.

Next-door-but-one's dog :
Greetings! I present to you one of my most treasured possessions. Shall we be friends?

Sighthounds : THE ALIEN IS FIRING ON US! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

The ball rolls past us and away down the hill.