Artwork Panel: 61.2cm x 107.5cm ≈ 24" x 42¼"
Silk/Brocade: 70.4cm x 167.7cm ≈ 27¾" x 66"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 79.4cm ≈ 31¼"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The Chinese title means "The 1000 Hands and 1000 Eyes of Guanyin".
This is a great wall scroll to go behind your Buddhist altar table.
The deity depicted here is Guanyin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. This is the deity you pray to for various things, including a male child and mercy in this and the next life, in regards to karma.
Note that I said "goddess" but actually, Buddhist deities are not supposed to have gender. However, Guanyin is often depicted with female characteristics.
Note: This deity is which is officially romanized as Guanyin from Mandarin Chinese. You may also see "Guan Yin" used. The older romanization (still used in Taiwan) is Kuan Yin or KuanYin. In Japanese, they use the same characters (Kanji) but it's romanized as Kannon (it's the inspiration for the Canon camera company in Japan).
This wall scroll is designed to have a classic look (like an antique).
It should be noted that this is a "partial print". The black detailed lines were printed on the special handmade paper. We don't do a lot of partial prints like this, but many people kept requesting antique-styled wall scrolls. I finally picked some up on my last trip.
The use of the printing process for this artwork keeps the price of the artwork affordable (it would be more than 3 times more if this was 100% hand-painted). All of the colored portions are hand-painted.
This item was listed or modified
Apr 29th, 2017
Gary's random little things about China:
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.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.