Painting: 30.3cm x 30.1cm ≈ 12" x 11¾"
Silk Scroll: 39.6cm x 86.4cm ≈ 15½" x 34"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 48.6cm ≈ 19"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Chinese Calligraphy Scroll
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a common gift for Chinese couples getting married or newly married couples, but it appropriate for anyone for whom you wish the greatest of happiness.
As we say in the west, "Two heads are better than one" Well, in the east, two "happinesses" are certainly better than one.
This is not really a character that is pronounced very often - it's almost exclusively used in written form. However, if pressed, most Chinese people will pronounce this "shuang xi" (double happy) although literally there are two "xi" characters combined in this calligraphy (but nobody will say "xi xi").
In Chinese, "xi" is pronounced like "she" but with your tongue sitting in the bottom of your mouth and your teeth slightly open (there is no sound in English exactly like this).
This piece is painted with special Chinese ink on rice paper mounted to a traditional silk scroll.
Chinese Calligraphy is only practiced by those with a keen and agile hand. It is an art that dates back thousands of years, and great artists, writers, and poets are often admired for their calligraphy ability and style.
The artist's name is "Li Dan Qing" who is from Beijing, China. He is an older man with good calligraphy skills.
To create this art, Li Dan Qing used special Chinese ink on thick rice paper. Then I took it to the best painting mounters in Beijing to mount the painting on a silk scroll.
This hanging scroll is really nice since it doesn't require framing. Just hang it on your wall as Chinese people have done for centuries.
I like the festive red and white double happiness scroll that you see above, but if you want different colors, a larger size, or higher-quality calligraphy...
We can have a custom Double Happiness wall scroll created for you...
If you are looking for something very special, we also have investment-quality calligraphy available from a famous master-calligrapher in Beijing.
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Jul 23rd, 2016
Gary's random little things about China:
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.