Artwork Panel: 53cm x 98cm ≈ 20¾" x 38½"
Silk/Brocade: 62cm x 154cm ≈ 24½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71cm ≈ 28"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the tiger artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a very unique form of calligraphy. It's a Chinese character that is made to look like an actual figure. In this case, a roaring tiger.
The large character is pronounced "hu" in Chinese. It's also the symbol for tiger in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. Though it might take a bit of imagination to actually "read" this tiger-shaped character.
These are some of the variations of how the tiger character has been written in the past 3000 years:
The last one is a curive style, and you may see the curly stroke in the body of the tiger that matches this one.
Here's Sandy holding a tiger special Asian calligraphy wall scroll. As you can see, it's a nice large-sized wall scroll that will look great in your home.
This was painted by a very shy artist named Ye Ying-Xing from near Guilin, China. I asked if I could take his picture, but he politely refused with a gesture of modesty. He does not seek fame, and in another gesture of Chinese modesty, he insulted his own artwork, saying that it was not good enough to make such a fuss over.
I think the artwork is worthy, and offers a unique and different style that most people in the west have never seen before (it's even rare in China).
This item was listed or modified
Feb 23rd, 2017
Gary's random little things about 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.