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Typical Gallery Price: $130.00



Black Ink Bamboo and Birds Wall Scroll

Black Ink Bamboo and Birds Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32cm x 113.5cm  ≈  12½" x 44¾"

Silk/Brocade: 41.4cm x 169.2cm  ≈  16¼" x 66½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.4cm  ≈  19¾"

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Traditional Chinese Black Ink Bamboo and Birds Wall Scroll

Black Ink Bamboo and Birds Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the bird artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

The artist's name is lǐtiāndé (Li Tian-De)

He's a friend of Mr. Ou-Yang in Guilin. Born in Yangshou City, Guangxi Province in 1970, he quickly found is calling as a professional artist.

Chinese Artist, Li Tian-De

The artist puts the finishing touches on some artwork

Although he told me that he is a very independent person, he feels very patriotic about his country and hometown. I guess that's why he still lives in the town of his birth, and is quick to tell the fact that his is a "hometown artist".

His specialty is deeply colored and vivid bamboo paintings in a style that he calls "fresh nature".

Li Tian-De signs his artwork with just his given name (Tian-De), so if you are looking for his signature on the painting, you'll just find those two characters along with the character for "by" (meaning "painted by") a common way to sign artwork by Chinese artists.

If you are curious, his given name can be translated as "Good Day".
Tian = "Day"
De = "good", "virtue" or "kindness".
I suppose that his parents were commenting on how they felt on the day he was born when they named him.

This is a freehand style painting using green watercolor paint and black Chinese ink on xuan paper (rice paper) mounted to a beautiful handmade silk scroll.

In Southern China, bamboo is very important as it is used to build houses, small bridges, and is even used for day to day things like chopsticks.

Bamboo has a deeper meaning in Chinese culture. Bamboo represents the aspects to a true noble gentleman. Bamboo is straight (honest) and Chinese people also believe that bamboo represents the modesty, strength, and never gives up because it continues to grow taller and taller. All of the traits of a good man.

This item was listed or modified
Jan 12th, 2012

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

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.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00