Artwork Panel: 48cm x 98cm ≈ 18¾" x 38½"
Silk/Brocade: 57.1cm x 154cm ≈ 22½" x 60½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 66.1cm ≈ 26"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Please note that I have slightly discounted this scroll because of a very minor paper artifact - it's just part of the nature of handmade paper, and is therefore not a true flaw.
Close up view of the calligraphy artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
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, an older man with a wispy beard holding a peach. Note that a peach is also a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture.
The large character is also a representation of "he" which means peace and harmony in Chinese. Written in smaller characters is the title "jia he wan she xing" which basically means "May peace and harmony come to your family and home and may all things be prosperous for you".
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).
This item was listed or modified
Feb 6th, 2014
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.