Volume 3 Pencil SetBlackwing
In June of 1966, George Harrison met maestro Pandit 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. Blackwing's Volume 3 pencils are a tribute to Late Pandit 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. A portion of every pack sold will benefit the Ravi Shankar Foundation and their mission to "preserve the diversity of cultures and richness of their arts" by Blackwing. Learn more about the pencil and the foundation here.
Set of 12 / Limited edition / Extra-firm graphite / Cedar body / Matte turmeric finish accented with a pattern inspired by one of Ravi’s iconic sitars / Iconic square ferrule / Yellow eraser / Packaged in a box / Made in Japan