Artwork Panel: 31cm x 64.5cm ≈ 12¼" x 25¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.3cm x 119.8cm ≈ 15¾" x 47¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.3cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Reason for discount: Very minor wrinkles/lines
Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the character "Dao" which is sometimes written as "Tao" but pronounced like "dow".
This is the base of what is known as "Taoism". If you translate this literally, it can mean "the way" or "the path".
Dao is believed to be that which flows through all things, and keeps them in balance. It incorporates the ideas of yin and yang (e.g. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)
The beginning of Taoism can be traced to a mystical man named Lao Zi (604-531 BC), who followed, and added to the teachings of Confucius.
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Aug 5th, 2018
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.