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Every limited edition Volumes set comes with a story and knowing the story is nice. But I love these pencils because they are such a pretty color and because of the extra-firm graphite. I like the line it makes on both paper and fabric. Please note that I didn't order many of these sets and may not be able to get more.
This is the story behind Volume 3:
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 a stylized 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."