We'll return from the current art-buying adventure on August 14th.
Custom calligraphy will be on-time, but in-stock artwork ordered now will be reserved for you, but not shipped until August 14th. Check out the plan: Journey 2017
Artwork Panel: 53.1cm x 98.8cm ≈ 21" x 38¾"
Silk/Brocade: 61.7cm x 151.6cm ≈ 24¼" x 59¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 70.7cm ≈ 27¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is the "Star God of Rank and Affluence", or "Good Fortune Saint" of China. This saint is often associated with Taoism / Daoism. Images of this saint can be seen around the doors of homes throughout China (especially during Chinese New Years). More info: Lu Xing Wikipedia page.
Please note that the xuan paper used for the painting on this wall scroll may have some embedded fibers, husks, or specks. This is not a defect, but a natural part of this handmade paper.
Here is Sandy holding a different wall scroll by Jin Bin. This one is actually about 122cm or 48" long (smaller than most of the Jin Bin wall scrolls we sell). Even in this smaller size, it shows you how big these handmade wall scrolls are.
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 about a half 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.
The artist's name is (Qing Jing-Bin). He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.
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Apr 22nd, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
As the Chinese Government prepares Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, here are some related facts:
More than 200 new hotels are being built in Beijing.
Almost 100 miles of new subway and local transit rail lines are being laid.
Hundreds of miles of new and improved highways are being built.
Almost 100,000 billboard signs have been put up to encourage Chinese people to be friendly to foreigners (and to stop spitting in public).
Beijing taxi drivers have been ordered to learn basic landmark and navigational English.
From the construction associated with the 2008 Olympics, The Three-Gorges Dam project, and other construction in China, there is a worldwide shortage of concrete and steel.
Because of the Para-Olympics, all new subway lines in Beijing are incorporating elevators making Beijing more accessible to disabled people than ever before.
Beijing's skies are usually gray by nature. In years past, on the days when the clouds clear, the sky was brown with pollution.
But in preparations for the Olympics along with a new public enthusiasm for environmental issues, gross-polluting vehicles have been banned by the Chinese Government.
So for the last few years, when the clouds clear over Beijing, blue sky can be seen for the first time in decades.