how do you make makimono horizontal scroll?(not wall scroll)

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how do you make makimono horizontal scroll?(not wall scroll)

Post by fulong » Aug 22, 2009 9:51 pm

Hey everybody

I am doing a body of work for an art course and I would like to do makimono scrolls, irritatingly i can only find tutorials for making wall scrolls.

Can anyone give me a method of making an ornamental scroll, one that you hold in your hands and open horizontally not wall mounted (sorry I cant stress that enough :D)

Any guidance is appreciated

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Post by Gary » Aug 24, 2009 11:13 am

Are you talking about a hand scroll with a length of more than 15 feet?
That's one of two definitions for makimono (the other being seaweed and rice rolled around some fish or vegetables - often incorrectly called "sushi rolls").

I have one here in my shop (blank). I'd be happy to sell it to you at a nice discount (probably $35).

We made some of these for one of our Chinese customers in Beijing, and we accidentally made an extra one, so that's why it's here (apparently, fate may have it waiting for you).

We don't specialize in offering artist supplies like this, but we can do it, as we run our own artwork mounting workshop in Beijing.

-Gary.

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Post by fulong » Aug 24, 2009 10:37 pm

Yes I am talking about the 15 feet scroll, google thinks otherwise.

I mainly wish to learn how to make these scrolls but your offer is also intriguing I might say.

Would it be possible for me to purchase this, along with some plans to the making of these?

Your feedback is very much appreciated.

Patrick

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Post by Gary » Aug 25, 2009 3:28 pm

Well, to learn how to make them, you might need to work as an apprentice in our workshop for a while.

Here's a quick tour:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/asian-art-mounting.php

FYI: The one I have for sale has plain (classic) white silk and white paper.

If you want one custom made (with your choice of silk color and paper color/texture), that would start at around $50-60.

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Post by fulong » Aug 25, 2009 8:29 pm

Hm, in that case I think I'll purchase the blank scroll.

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Post by Gary » Aug 26, 2009 11:21 am

I don't have a picture of this, but it is a very nice handmade hand scroll. I couldn't take a picture of the whole thing anyway, as my photo studio is not big enough. Let me know if you need a quick picture of it partially unrolled.

Use this link to pay for this hand scroll (I made up a "dummy item" to collect the proper amount from you)...
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/proddeta ... d=blank-hs

Cheers,
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Post by fulong » Aug 27, 2009 12:29 am

I have made the transaction and everything is sorted.

Thankyou very much

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Post by Gary » Aug 27, 2009 12:09 pm

We shipped it this morning, and you should have it in Australia in about two weeks (hopefully less).

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Post by fulong » Sep 7, 2009 3:53 am

the scroll has arrived and i am very satisfied with its quality, a truly remarkable piece, even if it is blank

thank you

Patrick

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Post by Gary » Sep 8, 2009 4:54 pm

I hope you have fun and success filling it up.

If you need us to make another one custom for you (with your choice of silk color, etc), just let me know. It will cost more than this special deal one (probably double) but we can build them at least.

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Post by fulong » Sep 8, 2009 11:32 pm

I will keep that in mind, I'd be interested in custom scrolls in the future

Patrick

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