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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

TIGER
Chinese Character / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll


TIGER - Chinese Character / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll
86.7cm
34"
49.8cm
19½"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 31.4cm x 31.3cm  ≈  12¼" x 12¼"

Silk Scroll: 40.8cm x 86.7cm  ≈  16" x 34"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.8cm  ≈  19½"

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Tiger

Chinese Calligraphy Scroll

TIGER - Chinese Character / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This Chinese character is "hu" which means tiger.

In Mandarin Chinese this word is pronounced kind of like the English word "who". In Japanese it's "tora".

In Chinese culture, the tiger is seen as the king of all animals.

Proof of this can be found by looking at another character "wang" which is written like this...
Wang Symbol
This character means "king".

If you have ever looked at a tiger face to face, you will see the fur on the tiger's head is in a similar shape to this "wang character" - take a look...
Tiger Wang Symbol
If you aren't Chinese, it might take a little imagination to see the symbol on the tiger's head, but anyone who speaks and writes Chinese will tell you that it's true.

This is a great gift for a real tiger-lover


About the artist:

This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".


About the materials and construction of this wall scroll:

The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).


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Aug 31st, 2014

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Typical Gallery Price: $70.00

$32.88

SOLD