Category: Korean Artwork
Painting: 42cm x 63cm ≈ 16½" x 24¾"
Silk Scroll: 51cm x 119cm ≈ 20" x 46¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 60cm ≈ 23½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The gentlemen in this painting are wearing very traditional Korean clothing - depicting a time when Korea still had an emperor (and there was no such thing as North Korea or South Korea).
The men are playing an Asian game of strategy. It is a very complex game known as Baduk in Korean and Weiqi in Chinese. Sometimes it's called "Go" in the west, but this is not the simple 5-in-a-row game that most westerners are familier. The stategy in this game can only be compared to Chess, and games can last for hours.
This item was listed or modified
Mar 22nd, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.