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Empress Ancestor of China
Partial-Print Wall Scroll

Empress Ancestor of China - Partial-Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 44.2cm x 87.2cm  ≈  17½" x 34¼"

Silk/Brocade: 53cm x 144cm  ≈  20¾" x 56¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 62cm  ≈  24½"

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Empress / Ancestor - Antique-Style Wall Scroll

Empress Ancestor of China - Partial-Print Wall Scroll close up view

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

This kind of artwork is often called an "ancestor painting". Though it's only your ancestor if you are a descendant of the Empress.

Note: This is intended to be a companion piece for our Emperor Wall Scroll.

This wall scroll is designed to have a classic look (like an antique).

It should be noted that this is a "partial print". The black detailed lines were printed on the special handmade paper. We don't do a lot of partial prints like this, but many people kept requesting antique-styled wall scrolls. I finally picked some up on my last trip.

The use of the printing process for this artwork keeps the price of the artwork affordable (it would be more than 3 times more if this was 100% hand-painted). All of the colored portions are hand-painted.

This item was listed or modified
Jul 9th, 2016

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in 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.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00