Artwork Panel: 31.4cm x 57.5cm ≈ 12¼" x 22½"
Silk/Brocade: 40.5cm x 113.9cm ≈ 16" x 44¾"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This is the Japanese way to write "Loyalty" - it also contains the ideas of "being faithful and true".
This is part of the Bushido or Way of the Warrior in Japan.
The second character is a modified form only used in the Japanese lexicon, however, Chinese speakers can easily guess the meaning.
This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".
The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful silk brocade wall scroll. Except for the use of a lathe to turn the wooden knobs, this wall scroll is virutally 100% handmade from start to finish (even the paper is made by hand).