Artwork Panel: 31.5cm x 31.5cm ≈ 12½" x 12½"
Silk/Brocade: 40.6cm x 88cm ≈ 16" x 34½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm ≈ 19½"
Chinese Calligraphy Wall Scroll
This character can also be translated as propriety, good manners, politeness, rite, worship or an expression of gratitude.
This is the ancient Traditional Chinese version of this character. In modern China and Japan, you will often see it written in this more simple or shorthand form:
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).