The Java Pen- Video

A few months back, I wrote about the remarkable calligraphy pen known as the Java reed. A type of Indonesian thorn-grass, the pen is known for its ability to retain a sharp edge after much writing. I made a video of the Java reed writing, the first in a series of videos I will be posting on pens for Arabic and Islamic calligraphy.



~ by Josh on December 26, 2010.

One Response to “The Java Pen- Video”

  1. Thanks Josh.
    You might like to know that I have been experimenting with commercially cut Clarinet and Sax reeds with some success.
    I find that with an added reservoir cut from photographic film, I can get more strokes per dip.

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