Painting: 31cm x 87.8cm ≈ 12¼" x 34½"
Silk Scroll: 41cm x 146.7cm ≈ 16" x 57¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This wall scroll is designed to have a classic look (like an antique).
It should be noted that this is a print. It was printed using a $4000 HP DesignJet industrial printer on special handmade paper.
This wall scroll can be a great centerpiece to your alter, or as general decoration.
Printing this kind of artwork (instead of hand-painted) keeps the price of the artwork affordable. This would be more than 5 to 10 times more if this was all hand-painted.
The deity depicted is "Guanyin" or "Kuan Yin", the Buddhist goddess of mercy. This is the deity you pray to for various things, including a male child.
Note that I said "goddess" but actually, Buddhist deities are not supposed to have gender. It's just that Guanyin is often depicted with female characteristics.
This item was listed or modified
Aug 18th, 2015
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.