Artwork Panel: 31.5cm x 130.3cm ≈ 12½" x 51¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.8cm x 187cm ≈ 16" x 73½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.8cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
A nice traditional wall scroll featuring a bird with a background of bamboo and flowers.
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The Chinese title is "Xia Yu" which means "Summer Song" in English.
The characters following the title are simply the year painted (2007) and the artist's signature.
This is a simplistic painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.
This artwork is completely hand-painted, and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our workshop.
The artist's name is (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.
This item was listed or modified
Apr 27th, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.