Artwork Panel: 32cm x 45cm ≈ 12½" x 17¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41cm x 102.5cm ≈ 16" x 40¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Al-Hijr 15, 99
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This verse comes from the Qu'ran. The text roughly translates as, "...worship your Lord until it comes to you, the certainty (of death)."
This is printed on handmade paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of natural husks and fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted to a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll.
The result is a beautiful and elegant presentation of this Islamic calligraphy.
The print was created on a $4000+ commercial giclee printer. I do not currently have a contact for a calligrapher who can write Arabic script like this by hand. If you are a Thuluth (ثلث ṯuluṯ) calligrapher, please contact me, I would love to be able to offer hand-painted versions of Arabic calligraphy (of course, that will cost more, so prints like this will always be a lot cheaper).
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Feb 27th, 2017
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.