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Da Mo / Bodhidharma Wall Scroll

Da Mo / Bodhidharma Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 43.8cm x 68cm  ≈  17¼" x 26¾"

Silk/Brocade: 53cm x 130cm  ≈  20¾" x 51¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 62cm  ≈  24½"

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Da Mo / Bodhidharma Wall Scroll

Da Mo / Bodhidharma Wall Scroll close up view

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

This may be the ultimate and coolest Buddhist wall scroll - unless you are looking for a diety beyond this man (we can help you with that too).

The poem written on this wall scroll refer to this one version of folklore regarding this key figure in Buddhism. The story goes that Da Mo stood, facing or staring at a wall for 9 years to seek an answer to life, the universe, and everything.

The poem goes on to talk of his ability to float on a reed stalk after reaching the goal of enlightenment.

It's generally believed that after Da Mo (or Dharma) became enlightened, he directly went on to establish "Chan Buddhism" in China. When this form of Buddhism hit Japan, it became known as Zen Buddhism (Chan is the Chinese pronunciation of the same Kanji character known as Zen in Japan).

More Zen and other Buddhism terms

This part is going to confuse you, as this man is sometimes portrayed as being Persian, Indian, or Chinese. And he has been given many names such as Bodhidharma or simply Dharma. He has a name in virtually every language. Here are a few of them:

In Chinese, his name is damo. This is sometimes Romanized as Da Mo, Damo, or the full name Putidamo or Putitamo.
His Name in Japanese is "Daruma" which is probably meant to sound like "Dharma" as in "Bodhi-Dharma".
In Korean he is Boridalma.
Vietnamese: Bồ-đề-đạt-ma.

If you want to know more about Bodhidharma / Da Mo you can probably do a terrific Bodhidharma Google search.

About the Art...

This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.

You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.

About the Artist...

The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.

This item was listed or modified
Feb 6th, 2014

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Gary's random little things about China:

Are you SURE?

You can search long and hard, in every drugstore and sundries market in China, and you will not find underarm deodorant for sale anywhere.
After traveling all over China, I know this to be true everywhere in China except Hong Kong.

If you ask a Chinese person why there is no deodorant for sale, they will tell you plainly, "Chinese people do not smell bad".

My reply is, "Have you never been on a crowded bus in the summer?"

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00