Please note: The Chinese New Years Holiday is upon us.
Your custom calligraphy order will be shipped around Feb 20th.

Blank Wall Scroll


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.

Popular Silks

We buy 1000s of yards of these silk brocades (& get a good price from the mill).
Copper is my favorite. It's kind of a rich and deep golden-brown.

Specialty Silks + $2

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!

What you see on your screen now, may vary from how these colors look in real life. Please allow for this, as well as variations in shade and pattern that happen from time to time as we receive new batches from the mill.

Sample of silk inner-frame on wall scroll

Inner-Silk-Frame / Two-Toned Silk + $8

Create a fancy two-toned silk brocade color scheme.

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.

Premium Paper w/ Gold Flecks

These xuan papers with golden flecks add a touch of class to calligraphy artwork.

Artisan Papers

These handmade xuan papers receive special treatments when they are laid and pressed.

Plain Papers

More info about individual papers and silks

Width for blank wall scrolls

Length of paper panel for blank wall scrolls

This is length of paper only. To get the overall length of a vertical wall scroll, add about 54cm (21¼") to the paper panel length.

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.

Accent Lines

Sample of accent lines

Top Lines:

Bottom Lines:

This is just a little accent of keylines that can be added to the top and bottom silk panels.
The charge of $1 for each is mostly to cover the extra labor of this option.

Fancy Gold Strips + $6

Sample of Fancy Gold Strips

This adds strips of fancy gold ribbon above and below the characters on the xuan paper.

Delivery Schedule

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.

Type 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.

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