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Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River
Wall Scroll

Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 66cm x 133.8cm  ≈  26" x 52¾"

Silk/Brocade: 76cm x 191.5cm  ≈  30" x 75¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 85cm  ≈  33½"

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Da Mo / Bodhidharma

Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River - Wall Scroll close up view

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

This wall scroll features Da Mo floating reed stalk - a special power that the legendary Damo possesses.

It's generally believed that Da Mo (or Dharma) directly went on to establish "Chan Buddhism" in China. When this form of Buddhism hit Japan, it became known as Zen Buddhism (Chan is the Chinese pronunciation of the same Kanji character known as Zen in Japan).

More Zen and other Buddhism terms

This part is going to confuse you, as this man is sometimes portrayed as being Persian, Indian, or Chinese. And he has been given many names such as Bodhidharma or simply Dharma. He has a name in virtually every language. Here are a few of them:

In Chinese, his name is 達摩. This is sometimes Romanized as Da Mo, Damo, Tamo, or the full name Putidamo or Putitamo.
His Name in Japanese is "Daruma" which is probably meant to sound like "Dharma" as in "Bodhi-Dharma".
In Korean he is Boridalma.
Vietnamese: Bồ-đề-đạt-ma.

If you want to know more about Bodhidharma / Da Mo you can probably do a terrific Bodhidharma Google search.

About the Art...

This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.

You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.

About the Artist...

The artist's name is 中奇 (Zhong Qi) from near Guilin, China.

This item was listed or modified
Sep 14th, 2009

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

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.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00