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Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 32.5cm ≈ 12¾" x 12¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41.7cm x 91.6cm ≈ 16½" x 36"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.7cm ≈ 20"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/handpressed Chinese xuan paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of natural husks and fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted to a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll.
The result is a beautiful and elegant presentation of Om.
The print was created on a $4000+ commercial printer with German UV-resistant ink (however, don't hang it in direct sunlight if you want it to last for several years). 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).
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Feb 25th, 2017
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.