Artwork Panel: 44.2cm x 68.5cm ≈ 17½" x 27"
Silk/Brocade: 53.4cm x 128cm ≈ 21" x 50¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 62.4cm ≈ 24½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
This character is "fo" in Chinese. Occasionally, it is also seen in ancient Japanese writings, where is it pronounced "hotoke". It means Buddha, or can simply refer to the Buddhist religion.
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This scroll did not pass my inspection. It has an almost invisible flaw in the silk. I am really picky about quality, so I can't sell this at full price - so instead I am taking a big loss and let it go for $39 (less than half price). Note: The ink on this one might be a little bit light for some people, but that is not considered a flaw in Chinese culture.
This calligraphy was done by Xing An-Ping of Beijing (A Buddhist himself, who passed away in 2017).
This item was listed or modified
Jul 23rd, 2017
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.