Artwork Panel: 51.3cm x 97.5cm ≈ 20¼" x 38¼"
Silk/Brocade: 60.6cm x 153cm ≈ 23¾" x 60¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.6cm ≈ 27½"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is a great wall scroll if you were born in the year of the monkey.
This is a very unique form of calligraphy. It's a Chinese character that is made to look like an actual figure. In this case, a frisky monkey. The monkey is probably meant to represent the Monkey King from the novel, "Journey to the West". This particular monkey was immortal.
The large character/monkey is also a representation of "shou" which means longevity and long life in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
Here's Sandy holding a tiger special Asian calligraphy wall scroll. As you can see, it's a nice large-sized wall scroll that will look great in your home.
This was painted by a very shy artist named Ye Ying-Xing from near Guilin, China. I asked if I could take his picture, but he politely refused with a gesture of modesty. He does not seek fame, and in another gesture of Chinese modesty, he insulted his own artwork, saying that it was not good enough to make such a fuss over.
I think the artwork is worthy, and offers a unique and different style that most people in the west have never seen before (it's even rare in China).