Artwork Panel: 28.3cm x 45.5cm ≈ 11" x 18"
Silk/Brocade: 37.5cm x 107.2cm ≈ 14¾" x 42¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 46.5cm ≈ 18¼"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
If you practice the ancient art of Chinese martial arts and have the "skill" level known as Kung Fu (or Gong Fu) this is the wall scroll for you.
This is a thin sheet of unryu (cloud dragon) paper against a dark background. The dark background serves to amplify the white fibers that give this paper its unique look. As artwork in real life, unryu has a slightly 3D effect with the coarse white fibers embedded throughout - but this is very hard to relay in a photograph.
I created this design in one of my many experiments with my new giclee printer. In this case, I used handmade "Dragon Cloud" or "Unryu" kozo paper. The paper has some white fibers embedded in it (which is what makes it "Dragon Cloud"). I matched up the Kung Fu characters with a red-hued Yin Yang symbol in the background. Although created via graphic design, each one is unique as I keep changing the design and I am using handmade paper that varies with each sheet.