Artwork Panel: 32.7cm x 32.1cm ≈ 12¾" x 12½"
Silk/Brocade: 41.8cm x 88.5cm ≈ 16½" x 34¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.8cm ≈ 20"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This Character is pronounced "FU" in Chinese.
The character "FU" is posted by virtually all Chinese people on the doors of their homes during the Spring Festival (closely associated with the Chinese New Years).
One tradition from the Zhou Dynasty (beginning in 256 B.C.) holds that posting "FU" will keep the goddess of poverty away.
This character literally means good fortune, happiness, and fulfillment.
This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".
The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).