For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 67.5cm x 67.5cm ≈ 26½" x 26½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 77.5cm x 77.5cm ≈ 30½" x 30½"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is a great southern Chinese village scene. A hearty person is carrying a basket of goods on their back across a bridge in the foreground. Mountains rise to the heavens in the background.
This was painted by Yang Wei, who lives in a village outside of Chengdu in Sichuan Province. We lost contact with Yang Wei after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, but we hope to make a trip to Sichuan this year (2010).
The characters written on this painting include the title explained above, the year painted (2006), and the artist's signature.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 14th, 2010
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.