The Brush (毛筆）
The body of the brush can be made from bamboo, sandalwood, glass, ivory, silver, and gold.
The head of the brush can be made from the hair (or feathers) of a wide variety of animals, including the weasel, rabbit, deer, chicken, duck, goat or wolf.
There is a tradition in China – making the head of brush by using the hair of a newborn, as an once-in-a-lifetime souvenir for the child. This practice is associated with the legend of an ancient Chinese scholar who scored first in the imperial examinations by using such a personalized brush.