Artwork Panel: 51.3cm x 97.5cm ≈ 20¼" x 38¼"
Silk/Brocade: 60.6cm x 153cm ≈ 23¾" x 60¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.6cm ≈ 27½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
This artwork was discounted because of a minor spot in the painting.
This is a great wall scroll if you were born in the year of the monkey.
Close up view of the calligraphy 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 frisky monkey. The monkey is probably meant to represent the Monkey King from the novel, "Journey to the West". This particular monkey was immortal.
The large character/monkey is also a representation of (shou) which means longevity and long life in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 31st, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
In the USA and most western countries, when people eat chicken, generally the breast meat and other white meat is preferred over dark meat.
However, in China, it is exactly the opposite.
In fact, check a supermarket in China and you'll find that chicken breasts are the cheapest cuts, while other cuts containing dark meat and bone get top dollar.
You will also find that traditional Chinese people wanting the freshest possible food will buy their chicken alive, and butcher it just before cooking a tasty meal.
And don't be put off by the bones in the chicken that you are served - all the bones, and even the head are usually served together and are seen in Chinese culture as a sign of quality and good taste.