Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 65.2cm ≈ 12½" x 25¾"
Silk/Brocade: 40.6cm x 121.8cm ≈ 16" x 48"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scroll
We don't really have a word like this in English, but these two characters create a word that means "strong and beautiful". It could also be translated as "healthy and beautiful".
Note: This is a word in Chinese and Korean, but it's also the family name Takemi in Japanese. The characters hold the same meaning in Japanese, but It's kind of like having the English name Stillwell, when few people would perceive the meanings of still and well.
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).