Double Happiness
Chinese Happy Marriage
Print Scroll

Double Happiness - Chinese Happy Marriage - Print Scroll
Double Happiness - Chinese Happy Marriage - Print Scroll
92cm
36¼"
46.3cm
18¼"

Typical Gallery Price: $90.00

Your Price: $39.88


• Delivered to you in Ashburn by Jun 19th.
• Standard shipping is just $3.80 for any order.
• Limited Edition Print - I might make more.
• Fine Art Giclée Print.
• Handmade Wall Scroll.
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Double Happiness - Chinese Happy Marriage - Print Scroll living room view

This artwork will look great in your home or office.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 28.2cm x 36cm ≈ 11" x 14¼"

Silk/Brocade: 37.3cm x 92cm ≈ 14¾" x 36¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.3cm ≈ 18¼"

Information about caring for your wall scroll
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Double Happiness

Chinese Calligraphy Scroll

Double Happiness - Chinese Happy Marriage - Print Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This features a double happiness character giclee printed on fine red xuan paper with gold flecks. In the background is also printed a very subtle longevity or long life symbol. The images make the gold flecks look more vivid than they really are - I had the camera flash set a bit high.

A double happiness symbol is a common gift for Chinese couples getting married or newly married couples. A wall scroll like this is a unique and special way to give a newlywed couple double happiness.

As we say in the west, "Two heads are better than one" Well, in the east, two "happinesses" are certainly better than one.

This is not really a character that is pronounced very often - it's almost exclusively used in written form. However, if pressed, most Chinese people will pronounce this "shuang xi" (double happy) although literally there are two "xi" characters combined in this calligraphy (but nobody will say "xi xi").

In Chinese, "xi" is pronounced like "she" but with your tongue sitting in the bottom of your mouth and your teeth slightly open (there is no sound in English exactly like this).


My Little Experiment

New Print Scrolls Hanging

A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.

I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.

After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.

If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.

This item was listed or modified
Jul 17th, 2022

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About My Giclée Prints

I'm really into this as a hobby more than a business, but that means I have more dedication to the art than the profit. I love to experiment with different papers and graphic designs until I find the perfect combination. Quality really matters to me, and is also more important than profit. There's another fine art print shop down the street that charges twice as much as I do - so maybe I am doing something wrong, but you benefit from my folly.

James Cowart and Canon Giclee Printer

A photographer that I admire, Jeremy Cowart, and his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer.

It took me a few years to find just the right fine art giclée printer.
The first printer handled the handmade papers from Japan and China really well, but the dye-based ink could fade in direct sunlight (dye-based inks are not good for long-lasting art).
The next printer was a huge HP DesignJet. I spent almost $7000 on the used printer, new heads, and new ink tanks just get it going. However, it constantly jammed when trying to feed these fine papers. I sold it for $1200 - ouch!
I finally bought a wonderful Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series. A big investment (printer and initial ink, about $6000) but this time it was a good investment.

This Canon printer has 18,432 nozzles and can fire more than 32 Million precision droplets of ink per second. Your home inkjet printer cannot compete with that.
There are 12 ink tanks, and with so many ink colors, the gamut is excellent.
This printer can reproduce any color the human eye can perceive, and the gradients and tones are smooth and, well, perfect.

I use only authentic Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks. This ink is archival and UV-resistant. In independent laboratory testing, giclée prints created with this ink are rated to last 95 years without fading (but still don't hang this in direct sunlight). I figure you'll get a lifetime of enjoyment if you take good care of this artwork.



Want a customized wall scroll or custom-sized print? Just contact me!

I can print this larger, on the paper texture of your choice, and give you whatever silk brocade colors you want. Ready-to-frame prints can be delivered in a few days. However, it does take several weeks for custom wall scrolls. Either way, it's worth the wait if you want something really custom and unique.

Typical Gallery Price: $90.00

Your Price: $39.88


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