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Artwork Panel: 53.2cm x 98.5cm ≈ 21" x 38¾"
Silk/Brocade: 61.5cm x 154.4cm ≈ 24¼" x 60¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 70.5cm ≈ 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).
The Lu Xing or Lu Star (禄) is Ursa Majoris, or, in traditional Chinese astronomy, the sixth star in the Wenchang cluster. The appearance of Lu Xing is probably based on or meant to represent the poet and Taoist Zhang Xian who lived during the Song Dynasty.
In modern times, the character Lu is most often understood to mean prosperity, rank, and influence. However, the original meaning was the salary of a government official. Of course, having that kind of salary meant you were well off.
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 27th, 2013
Gary's random little things about China:
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant in China, you will almost never see a bottle of soy sauce on the table like you might at a Chinese restaurant in the USA or UK.
In Chinese cooking culture, soy sauce is a seasoning reserved for use in the kitchen.
The fact that soy sauce can be found at Chinese restaurants outside of China probably comes from westerner confusion between Japanese food and Chinese food.
The most popular Japanese food outside of Japan is sushi, which of course is always served with soy sauce. This is the most likely reason that soy sauce migrated out of the kitchen on onto the table at your Chinese restaurant in the west.