Painting: 31.5cm x 100cm ≈ 12½" x 39¼"
Silk Scroll: 40.5cm x 157.5cm ≈ 16" x 62"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Several people have spontaneously asked for this over the years, so we thought it was time to add it as a regular item.
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The symbol at the top is of course, "double happiness", the symbol of a happy wedding and marriage in Chinese culture.
In this case, it is written a the top of the artwork panel. A vast amount of space is left below the character so that guests can both sign their names and give good wishes. At the end of the wedding, it will look like a page from your high school yearbook. But this is something that you can hang and display on your wall for a while. When you feel the time is right, you can roll it up, and put it in your memory box. This is a great and unique keepsake.
Instructions for use: I suggest you lay the scroll out flat on a table (preferably a glass table, or a table that is very flat, as to allow for smooth writing). Thin felt tip pens may work better, as aggressive use of a ballpoint pen could cause a small tear.
I've heard feedback from one customer who hung two of these on glass doors at the church (not doors that were being used for coming and going). She used a suction cup with hook to hang them, and said it worked out well. I still think laying it flat on a table is a more controlled method (you wouldn't want your guest book to come flying off a door).
If you would like us to make you a custom guest book wall scroll (or two), just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to comply. We have several colors of silk and papers that can be used in constructing such a scroll, though red paper is almost mandatory, as a good luck color, for Chinese-themed weddings.
This piece is painted with special Chinese ink on xuan paper (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.
This item was listed or modified
Apr 6th, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
When crossing a street, or merely making your way down the road, there is a certain law of physics that comes into play: When two forces meet, one must yield.
Here is the general yielding scheme in China:
Cars yield to big buses and trucks.
Bicycles and cars mingle and narrowly avoid each other. When push comes to shove, the bicyclist knows he will lose the fight. But the car driver knows that the bicycle will scratch his car when he runs it over, and will only yield on that premise.
Cars will not yield to, but are required to avoid pedestrians. When you hit a pedestrian at low speed, it does very little damage, and unlike a bicycle, will almost never scratch your car. Therefore pedestrians are given a smaller margin.
Note: Regardless of green or red stop lights, it is against the law to come to a complete stop when making a right hand turn in China (no matter how many pedestrians are in the way). The rule is "honk and avoid, then continue on your way".
Motor scooters yield to no one, not even when they are being driven on a pedestrian-filled sidewalk. Motor scooters zip around like they have nothing to lose - this may be true, as smaller motor scooters require no license of any kind and are very cheap.
If you are driving on the wrong side of the road, or going the wrong way on a one-way street, you do not have to yield to anyone, no matter what kind of vehicle you are operating.
Cars will yield (not by choice) to pedestrians crossing the street in numbers greater than 10 (it is best in China to invite 9 of your friends for an outing if you plan to cross a lot of streets).
In lieu of yielding, drivers are required to honk at pedestrians. I swear to God, this is the law! It's a safety issue: If you are passing a pedestrian that is walking on the side of the road, you are required by law to honk at them to let them know you are there.
Note: All streets in Chinese cities, sound like a New York traffic jam 24 hours per day with all this "safety honking".
I have not been able to find a traffic law that states you must yield to ambulances. And in practice, very few drivers do.
When two large vehicles come face to face on a narrow roadway, and neither can pass, neither will yield. They will sit there, honking at each other for a while. After several cars are lined up behind them, they will decide that they should have yielded earlier, and start to back up. This is to the great dismay of all the cars behind them who will honk in unison. This could go on for an hour or more. It ends when a police officer arrives, tells both drivers what idiots they are, issues tickets to both of them, and then systematically makes the situation worse by insisting that all the smaller cars turn around (rather than back up) by making 162-point turns in the small roadway. Eventually, two of the cars will hit each other, for which both drivers will be cited and fined on the spot.
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