Category: Ancient Chinese Philosophy Art
Artwork Panel: 32cm x 35.5cm ≈ 12½" x 14"
Silk/Brocade: 41.2cm x 92.5cm ≈ 16¼" x 36½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.2cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a print of the famous Daoist/Taoist Yin Yang symbol surrounded by the Ba Gua.
The Ba Gua is a Chinese religious motif consisting of eight trigrams of the I Ching.
The Ba Gua is also seen in feng shui where it is used as a pattern that helps determine the significance and auspicious qualities of spatial relationships.
This Ba Gua and Yin Yang is printed on handmade/hand-pressed Chinese xuan paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of natural husks and fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted to a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll.
The result is a beautiful and elegant presentation of the legendary Yin Yang surrounded by the Ba Gua.
The print was created on a $4000+ Giclee printer. The fine lines and complex geometry would make it impractical to paint this artwork by hand.
This item was listed or modified
Dec 21st, 2016
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If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
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In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
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