Artwork Panel: 28.1cm x 28.3cm ≈ 11" x 11"
Silk/Brocade: 37.2cm x 90.2cm ≈ 14½" x 35½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.2cm ≈ 18¼"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.
Because the white fibers are hard to see in the images above...
...Here is a slightly-exaggerated view of the Unryu paper.
This is printed on handmade/hand-pressed Orange "Unryu Kozo" paper with many kozo (mulberry) fibers pressed into the content (you will see lots of thick fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted as a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll.
The result is a beautiful representation of Om.
The print was created on a fine art giclee printer. 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
Jun 26th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.