Artwork Panel: 31.5cm x 31.2cm ≈ 12½" x 12¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.6cm x 88cm ≈ 16" x 34½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Japanese Kanji and Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This single character is often part of other words with similar meanings. Alone, this character can mean to believe, truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and confidence in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.
It is one of the five basic tenets of Confucius.
In Chinese, it sometimes has the secondary meaning of a letter (as in the mail) depending on context, but it will not be read that way when seen on a wall scroll.
If you want to find a different faith word or want to customize a special faith-related wall scroll, check out our Chinese and Japanese Faith, Belief and Trust Calligraphy page.
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).