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Air of the Great King
Tiger Wall Scroll

Air of the Great King - Tiger Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 48.1cm x 68cm  ≈  19" x 26¾"

Silk/Brocade: 57.5cm x 123.5cm  ≈  22½" x 48½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 66.5cm  ≈  26¼"

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Air of the Great King

Chinese Tiger Wall Scroll

Air of the Great King - Tiger Wall Scroll close up view

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

The Tiger King:

The Chinese Tiger represents the king of all animals in Chinese culture (Just as we see the Lion as the king in western culture). The tiger is often seen as the Chinese symbol of strength and power.

Chinese people have taken this association a step further by claiming that tigers have the symbol of a king on their heads.

Let me explain by first showing you the character "Wang" which is written below in several forms...

王 王 王 王 王 王 王

This character means "king".
If you have ever looked at a tiger face to face, you will see the fur on the tiger's head is in a similar shape to this "Wang character".

Take a look at this painting and see if you can find this on the tiger's head.
If you aren't Chinese, it might take a little imagination to see the symbol, but anyone who speaks and writes Chinese will tell you that it's true.

Asian Tiger Artist, Yin Yi-Qiu in his studio in Shandong Province of Northern China

About the Artwork:

This is an "elaborate style painting" It is done with a lot of detail and a very fine brush. Each stroke is meticulously applied. This technique takes a long time for the artist to complete.

This was painted with special Chinese black ink and watercolors on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The artwork was then mounted as a handmade silk brocade wall scroll.

About the Artist:

The artist of this work is 尹貽鞦 (Yin Yi-Qiu). He was born in Zoucheng in the Shandong Province of Northern China. Nearing age 50th, he has been painting for more than 30 years.

He studied various media and styles of art such as watercolor, gouache, and oil painting in a variety of landscapes, birds, and flowers. But in the last few years, tigers have become his passion. In fact, tigers are the only thing he paints these days.

I am not sure how many of these I will have in the future because his work is getting very popular, and soon will be out of my price range. You see, recently he has been very busy with a series of major art exhibitions at upscale art galleries in Guangzhou (not far from the Hong Kong border) and other places in China.

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Nov 24th, 2011

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My Little Travel Partner

2-year-old adventurer, Kaili

Kaili the Traveler

Kaili pulled her own luggage during almost the whole trip. She insisted on doing it herself. This picture is from the arrival at the Chengdu airport.

On my Spring 2008 art-buying adventure, I took my oldest daughter with me for the first time.

Granted, the travel was a little slower and more challenging with her along, but she was a good sport.

Kaili's name actually comes from an adventure I took in 2003. There was a certain village that had become a small town over the years. I found that the people seemed extra-nice and helpful in this place. The experience in the little town known as "Kaili" left such an impression on me that I named my first daughter after the town.

Kaili managed to charm her way into the hearts of many along the way. She also drew a lot of interest because she is half-Chinese and half-American (half-Caucasian). Chinese people are very interested in the looks of mixed children. Although, a couple generations ago, mixed children would be shunned, today, they are embraced in the culture. Of course, even in the USA, a few generations ago, it would have been illegal for my wife and I to be married. So both cultures have come a long way in terms of tolerance.

The locals were impressed that Kaili could speak Chinese (at least as good as you could ever expect from a two-year-old).

Kaili in Chinese horse drawn cart / carriage

Kaili and I spent a day at an antique market in Chengdu. I was looking for a rickshaw to borrow and take her for a ride, but the closest I could find was this small old horse cart.

Kaili in the caves of Guilin

Taking some time off in Guilin, Kaili and I went to the deep underground caves. Taking the boat in the underground river was her favorite part.

Kaili and Cat at the airport

The intrepid traveler Kaili finally gives up her desire to pull her own luggage at the end of the trip.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00