Artwork Panel: 31cm x 30.8cm ≈ 12¼" x 12"
Silk/Brocade: 40cm x 94cm ≈ 15¾" x 37"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49cm ≈ 19¼"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a print of the sacred Om symbol (sometimes romanized as "Aum"). This symbol is used in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Most will associate this as a mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin.
This is printed on handmade Japanese Kozo paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of light-colored fibers pressed into this paper - though they don't show up in the images here). The artwork was then mounted to a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll. The printed image on the paper of this scroll is also more crisp than it appears in these images.
The result is a very unique and colorful presentation of Om.
The print was created on a giclee printer with special UV pigment inks. The fine lines and complex geometry would make it impractical to paint this artwork by hand (or at the very least, it would cost 3x more if inked by hand).
This item was listed or modified
Jan 4th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.