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Three Brothers
Partial-Print Wall Scroll

Three Brothers - Partial-Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 65.2cm x 130.5cm  ≈  25¾" x 51¼"

Silk/Brocade: 74.5cm x 185.5cm  ≈  29¼" x 73"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 83.5cm  ≈  32¾"

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Three Brothers - Antique-Style Wall Scroll

Three Brothers - Partial-Print Wall Scroll close up view

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

This wall scroll features Warrior Saint Guan Gong (Guan Yu) in the foreground. At the right is Zhang Fei. To the left is Liu Bei. Together, these famous men are known as the Three Brothers of the three kingdoms period - actually more from the mythical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

This wall scroll is designed to have a classic look (like an antique). There are some dark and light spots in the tea-stained paper. These spots add to the antique look, so I'm not counting them as a blemish.

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.

This item was listed or modified
Feb 25th, 2014

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in China

If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.

Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).

If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.

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