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.
This item was listed or modified
Apr 22nd, 2013
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.