Category: Asian Koi Fish Paintings & Wall Scrolls
Artwork Panel: 31.5cm x 99.8cm ≈ 12½" x 39¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.8cm x 156cm ≈ 16" x 61½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.8cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
A very detailed wall scroll featuring several koi fish and bamboo.
Close up view of the koi fish artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The title written in Chinese on this artwork is "Xia Zhu Tu" which basically means "Summer Bamboo Painting".The other characters include a short inscription and the artist's signature.
This is a very detailed koi fish painting. You can see almost every scale, individually painted. This artwork is completely hand-painted, and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our Beijing workshop.
The artist's name is (Wen Jun). He lives near Guilin, in Southern China.
This item was listed or modified
Dec 26th, 2008
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.