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).
This item was listed or modified
Jan 4th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you order Peking Roast Duck, you should do so only in Beijing, China (anywhere else, it's just not the same).
A hot tip: Always ask how long it will take before the duck is served.
If they tell you any timeframe less than 30 minutes, change your mind and order the Kung Pao Chicken (Gong Bao Ji Ding) instead.
The reason: If they can serve Beijing Roast Duck in less than 30 minutes, that means you are getting "pre-cooked" duck.
If you have to "duck the duck", next time look for a restaurant with ducks hanging over an open wood fire.