Intended to be used with Chinese Ink Sticks for calligraphy, brush painting, or sumi-e.
3- 3/4" Square with lid
Traditionally ink was produced by grinding an ink stick in water against a piece of slate.
OAS's Ink Stone with Lid is by far one of the best pieces of slate you can find. The grind is smooth and effortless and the design offers a lid to keep the ink moist as well as serve as another slate or dish, and a spout to pour excess out into a dish.