GOODNESS / GOOD DEED - Chinese / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll
87.7cm
34½"
50cm
19¾"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.7cm x 31.8cm  ≈  12½" x 12½"

Silk/Brocade: 41cm x 87.7cm  ≈  16" x 34½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50cm  ≈  19¾"

GOODNESS / GOOD DEED - Chinese / Japanese Kanji Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

善

Goodness / Good Deed

Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

copper silk

This wall scroll has a nice copper-colored silk. This silk is deeper and different than our typical gold.

This word means goodness, virtue, good deed, charitable, benevolent, well-disposed, nice, pleasant, kind, or simply, "good".

This is the kind of good that applies to someone's good character, or a good person in general.

Referring to someone with this word means that they have a well-aimed moral compass, are charitable, giving, wise, and honest. Basically this is a blanket statement for every good trait a human can have, or all the things that makes someone good.

In other context, it can mean to improve or perfect something or refer to someone who is good at something.


About the artist:

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".


About the materials and construction of this wall scroll:

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).