Artwork Panel: 32cm x 62.2cm ≈ 12½" x 24½"
Silk/Brocade: 41.2cm x 118cm ≈ 16¼" x 46½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.2cm ≈ 19¾"
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Chinese character, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This literally means "No Fear". But this is the short two-character form (there's a longer four-character form that is more natural, but it seems everyone wants the two-character version).
Note: This also means "No Fear" in Japanese and Korean, but this character pair is not often used in Japan or Korea (used somewhat by Korean Buddhists to mean fearlessness).
In recent years, this term is starting to appear in various Chinese and Japanese dictionaries with definitions like "without fear", intrepidity, fearless, dauntless, and bold.
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).