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Double Happiness
Chinese Wedding Guest Book Wall Scroll

Double Happiness - Chinese Wedding Guest Book Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 97.8cm  ≈  12½" x 38½"

Silk/Brocade: 40.5cm x 154cm  ≈  16" x 60½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm  ≈  19½"

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Double Happiness Wedding Guestbook
Wall Scroll

Several people have spontaneously asked for this over the years, so we thought it was time to add it as a regular item.

Double Happiness - Chinese Wedding Guest Book Wall Scroll close up view

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

The symbol at the top is of course, "double happiness", the symbol of a happy wedding and marriage in Chinese culture.

In this case, it is written a the top of the artwork panel. A vast amount of space is left below the character so that guests can both sign their names and give good wishes. At the end of the wedding, it will look like a page from your high school yearbook. But this is something that you can hang and display on your wall for a while. When you feel the time is right, you can roll it up, and put it in your memory box. This is a great and unique keepsake.

Instructions for use: I suggest you lay the scroll out flat on a table (preferably a glass table, or a table that is very flat, as to allow for smooth writing). Thin felt tip pens may work better, as aggressive use of a ballpoint pen could cause a small tear.

I've heard feedback from one customer who hung two of these on glass doors at the church (not doors that were being used for coming and going). She used a suction cup with hook to hang them, and said it worked out well. I still think laying it flat on a table is a more controlled method (you wouldn't want your guestbook to come flying off a door).

If you would like us to make you a custom guestbook wall scroll (or two), just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to comply. We have several colors of silk and papers that can be used in constructing such a scroll, though red paper is almost mandatory, as a good luck color, for Chinese-themed weddings.

This piece is painted with special Chinese ink on xuan paper (rice paper) mounted to a traditional silk scroll.

Chinese Calligraphy is only practiced by those with a keen and agile hand. It is an art that dates back thousands of years, and great artists, writers, and poets are often admired for their calligraphy ability and style.

The artist's name is "Li Dan Qing" who is from Beijing, China. He is an older man with good calligraphy skills.

To create this art, Li Dan Qing used special Chinese ink on thick rice paper. Then I took it to the best painting mounters in Beijing to mount the painting on a silk scroll.

This hanging scroll is really nice since it doesn't require framing. Just hang it on your wall as Chinese people have done for centuries.

This item was listed or modified
May 18th, 2015

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Gary's random little things about China:

More traffic tidbits:

Parking your car on the sidewalk is legal in most places in China. I am talking fully on the sidewalk, and fully blocking the sidewalk, so that nobody can walk there at all. After all, there is a perfectly good roadway for pedestrians and cars to share just past the edge of the sidewalk - right?
In many urban areas, there is a sidewalk parking attendant who will ensure that you park in such a way that no one can use the sidewalk at all. They will also charge a fee of 2 Yuan (26 cents) for up to a full day of sidewalk parking privileges.

The green light means "go". The Yellow light means "20 more cars should enter the intersection". The red light means "5 more cars enter the intersection and become a nuisance to pedestrians trying to cross the street".
Actually, the green light means "Try to go, but you'll probably have to wait for the yellow or red light before you get your chance".

If you get in a car accident, it's best to argue briefly with the other driver, and then both drive away. When the police get involved, everyone gets fined, and someone might lose their license. The fines are generally higher than what it will cost to fix your car, so hanging around to exchange insurance information is rare in minor fender-benders.
If your car is too damaged to drive away, you are screwed. The police own and operate all of the tow trucks in most Chinese cities. You will be fined, charged for towing, charged an impound fee, and may lose your license.

On long stretches of highway, police checkpoints are occasionally set up. They may be stopping drivers and summarily fining them for wearing sunglasses or talking on a mobile phone while driving. However, in the next stretch of highway, another police checkpoint may be issuing fines for driving without sunglasses.

Under certain circumstances, and if you are really unlucky, drivers who get in injury accidents while drunk may be executed. If you are caught drinking and driving just once, you will be fined, and will probably lose your drivers license for the rest of your life.
Thus, drunk driving has become very rare in China.

Typical Gallery Price: $100.00