Single Blackwing Pencil - Volume 3 Ravi Shankar (Yellow)

Blackwings are a pencil with cult status. Used by writers like John Steinbeck, Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, and Disney animator Shamus Culhane, they enjoy a certain level of fame amongst artists. These 'Volumes' Editions each celebrate individuals who have helped shape the cultural landscape of the world.

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In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Ravi Shankar in Bath, England. Harrison asked Ravi to teach him how to play the sitar, a task Ravi agreed to only after considerable hesitation. Their collaboration resulted in an explosion in the popularity of classical Indian music and culture in the United States and around the world.

The Blackwing 3 is a tribute to Ravi Shankar on his 100th birthday. It features our extra-firm graphite and a matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi’s iconic sitars. The pattern prominently features the ॐ (Om), a sacred Sanskrit symbol with three phonetic components that correlate to the waking, dream, and unconscious states of being. 

 

made from:

Graphite and Wood

dimensions:

Each Pencil = 8.5 x 2.75 x .75 in