Monday, June 11, 2012

Cloudy Moon Scroll

 This is similar to a scroll posted back in April. Both of these kakejiku are already sold. It is the same cloudy moon by Polish Artist Mariusz Szmerdt, but the moon is more obscure and the painting is a little darker. The difference with this scroll is it is done in a three step style called Sandan Hyogu (三段表具)

I used a ginran 銀襴 instead of a kinran 金襴 for the ichimonji bordering the     artwork. This means that this cloth is made with silver filament thread instead of the gold filament thread. It is very beautiful. I used a silver for the chuumawashi of this cloth as well, but the difference is that it has a smaller Karakusa (arabesque) pattern in the cloth. For the Ten/Chi I used a gray/slate colored cloth that has a hint of blue.

The Ichimonji for this scroll has a black lacquer with gold/silver fleck in it. It really adds some extra character to the scroll.

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 93 11.09
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 40 4.77
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 13 1.55
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 115 13.72
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 285 34.00
Pillars 23 2.74
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 8 0.95
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 30 3.58
Chi 62 7.40
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 161 19.21
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 518 61.79

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