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How to Turn Ash into Precious Ink Sticks | NO TALKING

Solid ink sticks are the go-tos for painters in China, but to make them, artisans have to spend more than a year collecting ash, pounding, moulding, and painting each bar by hand. This laborious process means many think ink sticks are more precious than gold. We visited a master in Anhui province to see how they are made.

This video is a continuation of our Fly on the Wall series – that’s zero talkingfor full ASMR satisfaction.

Want to know more? We’ve got the in-depth commentary version here:
Ink Sticks More Precious Than Gold | Artisans E3

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Videographer: Patrick Wong
Editor and mastering: Victor Peña

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