Painting: 30.3cm x 101cm ≈ 12" x 39¾"
Silk Scroll: 39.5cm x 157cm ≈ 15½" x 61¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 48.5cm ≈ 19"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.
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
Jul 1st, 2016
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.