Artwork Panel: 30.8cm x 90.5cm ≈ 12" x 35½"
Silk/Brocade: 40cm x 147.2cm ≈ 15¾" x 58"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49cm ≈ 19¼"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times talk of profound or powerful words.
The literal meaning is, "one word [worth] nine [sacred] tripods". The tripod is actually a highly-prized three-legged metal pot or kettle of ancient China.
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 portrait with silk brocade border.
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".