This listing is for a set of 12 Chinese Zodiac ink sticks suitable for Chinese calligraphy and watercolor painting, each ink stick is a different color and features one of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animals. Each ink stick measures 1" x 2.5" in size and is approximately 3/8 of an inch thick. There is a Chinese Zodiac animal and the Chinese character for that animal featured on each of the 12 ink sticks in this beautiful set. The ink produced using these ink sticks is excellent for both calligraphy and watercolor painting styles and is still preferred by many traditional Chinese artists. Please Note: Due to the weight of the glass faced gift box, these Chinese Zodiac ink sticks DO NOT ship in a gift box outside of the United States unless you select that option from the drop-down menu below.