If in doubt, choose a vertical wall scroll.
Horizontal wall scrolls take special care to hang properly. The nails or hooks must be perfectly spaced on your wall (too close and the scroll droops, too far apart and you can't hang it or you tear it).
Hand scrolls are very unusual. These cannot be hung on a wall. They are for display laying on a table only. Good for wedding guest book scrolls, but not much else.
Important Note: If you choose portrait format, you will need to frame this artwork after it arrives at your home. To avoid the cost of framing, I strongly suggest choosing a vertical wall scroll.
More info about individual silks and papers
Please note that all computer monitors display colors differently. In real life, the white is pure white, and the ivory has a warm yellow hue - some would call this "antique white". Please note that the medium green can vary widely in color!
The shade and pattern of these materials varies from time to time as we receive new batches from the loom/mill.
Inner-Frame / Two-Tone + $8
This is a nice way to spice up your wall scroll by making it a two-toned creation.
Just pick the color for the inner silk frame that matches your taste.
You probably want to pick a silk for the frame that contrasts nicely with your main silk color.
My favorite is ivory with a copper inner-frame.
*Recommended number of columns for best length, balance, and value.
Measurements at wooden knobs shown above apply only to vertical wall scrolls.
Measurements are approximate, and be reduced by as much as 1.5cm (¾") when trimmed during the mounting process.
The size options above are based on width (not length). The length will follow a "natural flow" which is determined by the number of characters, number of columns, and in some cases the style of calligraphy.
You have selected the economy calligrapher, so the calligraphy styles tab does not apply. This calligrapher only writes in one style (Running Regular Script / Xing-Kaishu).
Inscription + $9
Enter your inscription here:
You can add an inscription such as your names (for couples or families) or a special salutation.
We'll transliterate your names or translate your phrase into Mandarin Chinese and have the calligrapher add it to your artwork.
Please try to make your inscription one clear and complete thought or sentence (with subject, verb, and object) or a couple of names arranged like: "Dick and Jane", or "Dick and Jane Forever", or "Dick and Jane, married Oct 1st, 2002".
Inscriptions longer than 1-2 sentences may require an extra charge.
Because you have chosen a Chinese calligrapher, your inscription must be written in Chinese with few exceptions.
Inscriptions cannot be written on artwork in English.
Our workshop is closed for the Chinese New Years holiday until February.
Therefore, no rush service is available at this time.
Orders placed now will be delivered in March.
Keep in mind that you've selected a Japanese master calligrapher. This takes a little longer because in most cases, the raw calligraphy must be shipped from Japan to our workshop in Beijing, and then to you. This is how we save you about $100 compared to typical Japanese calligraphy, but it does take longer.
If Rush Service is late, get up to 3 times your rush fee back:
If I deliver late, just let me know and you'll get triple your rush fees back ($30) in a gift certificate (or double if you want a direct refund instead).
With full rush service: Your order goes to the front of the line at the workshop, and goes faster with more expensive postage. I do everything possible to get it to you fast.
Rush service is successful 90% of the time, but postal delays, customs delays & other issues do occur.
Enter your special instructions here:
Use this if you have special size restrictions or notes for this calligraphy.
Common requests from customers:
1. Please match length with other wall scrolls on my order if possible.
2. This is a gift, please send information about this title for the recipient.
3. Adjust as needed to make wall scroll no longer than ____ feet.
I try to accommodate every special request whenever possible or practical.
I'll email you if there's a problem with your request.