Artwork Panel: 60cm x 128.7cm ≈ 23½" x 50¾"
Silk/Brocade: 70cm x 186cm ≈ 27½" x 73¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 79cm ≈ 31"
Close up view of the warrior artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This wall scroll is designed to have a classic look (like an antique).
It should be noted that this is a "partial print". The black detailed lines were printed on the special handmade paper. We don't do a lot of partial prints like this, but many people kept requesting antique-styled wall scrolls. I finally picked some up on my last trip.
The use of the printing process for this artwork keeps the price of the artwork affordable (it would be more than 3 times more if this was 100% hand-painted). All of the colored portions are hand-painted.
Here is Sandy holding a shorter version of this scroll (the one listed above is a foot longer). It's got great detail, and will really fill up your wall.
This warrior's name is or Guan Gong (This is his honor title, like "Sir Guan"). He was born with the name Guan Yu, but he earned the name "Gong" which is used to refer to a most respected person (You could also translate "Gong" as "Duke" or "Sir" in old English).
Much as Confucius is seen in China as the Saint of Philosophy, Guan Gong is known as the Saint of War.
He is known for not only for his status as a great warrior, but also being full of wisdom and knowledge.
He is the essence of what Chinese people call or "yong" which means brave, courageous, and not afraid of difficulty.