For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 32.3cm x 32.3cm ≈ 12¾" x 12¾"
Silk/Brocade Border: 41.6cm x 41.6cm ≈ 16¼" x 16¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is a print of the sacred Om symbol (sometimes romanized as "Aum"). This symbol is used in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Most will associate this as a mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin.
This is printed on handmade/handpressed Chinese xuan paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of natural husks and fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted with a gold silk brocade border. You will need to frame this once it arrives. I suggest getting a frame from Art-to-Frame. I just discovered this company, but am impressed that they offer custom frames for such a low price. This size (16x16) is can be under $14 for a custom frame plus shipping.
The result is a beautiful and elegant presentation of Om.
The print was created on a $4000+ commercial printer with German UV-resistant ink. The fine lines and complex geometry would make it impractical to paint this artwork by hand (or at the very least, it would cost 3x more if inked by hand).
This item was listed or modified
Jul 1st, 2016
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.