Artwork Panel: 33.4cm x 67cm ≈ 13" x 26¼"
Silk/Brocade: 42.3cm x 139cm ≈ 16¾" x 54¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 51.3cm ≈ 20¼"Information about caring for your wall scroll
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Reason for discount: A crack in one of the wooden knobs. The artwork is perfect, so hand as is, or cut out the artwork and frame it.
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a kind of complex ten-character proverb composed by Zhuge Liang about 1800 years ago. The proverb means "Leading a simple life will yield a clear mind, and having inner peace will help you see far (into the world)".
What I have translated as "simple life" means NOT being materialistic and NOT competing in the rat race.
The last word means "far", but the deeper meaning is that you will surpass what you can currently see or understand. Perhaps even the idea of opening up vast knowledge and understanding of complex ideas.
The whole phrase has a theme that suggests if you are NOT an aggressive cut-throat person who fights his way to the top no matter how many people he crushes on the way, and instead seek inner peace, you will have a happier existence and be more likely to understand the meaning of life.
Written by Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping using Chinese ink on handmade tan paper with gold flakes, and mounted to a handmade silk brocade wall scroll.
The style of these characters is "Kaishu" (regular script).
诸葛亮 Zhuge Liang
This item was listed or modified
Mar 20th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.