Artwork Panel: 53cm x 98cm ≈ 20¾" x 38½"
Silk/Brocade: 62cm x 154cm ≈ 24½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71cm ≈ 28"
Close up view of the tiger artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a very unique form of calligraphy. It's a Chinese character that is made to look like an actual figure. In this case, a roaring tiger.
The large character is pronounced "hu" in Chinese. It's also the symbol for tiger in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. Though it might take a bit of imagination to actually "read" this tiger-shaped character.
These are some of the variations of how the tiger character has been written in the past 3000 years:
The last one is a curive style, and you may see the curly stroke in the body of the tiger that matches this one.
Here's Sandy holding a tiger special Asian calligraphy wall scroll. As you can see, it's a nice large-sized wall scroll that will look great in your home.
This was painted by a very shy artist named Ye Ying-Xing from near Guilin, China. I asked if I could take his picture, but he politely refused with a gesture of modesty. He does not seek fame, and in another gesture of Chinese modesty, he insulted his own artwork, saying that it was not good enough to make such a fuss over.
I think the artwork is worthy, and offers a unique and different style that most people in the west have never seen before (it's even rare in China).