Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out the latest news about Scrolls From China?
Visit our Newsroom to find upcoming gallery events, press releases, or other media articles & videos.
Is each Chinese wall scroll unique?
Absolutely! Each scroll is hand made and each is a unique piece of art.
How much do the wall scrolls weigh?
On average, a wall scroll will weigh about one pound.
Is the wall scroll ready to hang?
Each wall scroll comes with a bottom rod and a ribbon at the top from which to hang it. We also sell some paintings that have not been mounted, and are suitable for professional framing.
What type of material is the painting done on? What medium is used?
There are five essential components to a traditional Chinese painting: Chinese ink, paper and silk, the tableau arrangement, the subject and seal, and the mounting. The painting is done on rice paper or silk, then all are mounted onto silk. Chinese ink is first used to create different effects based on the consistency, or the amount of water added to the ink. The use of Chinese ink is the foundation of Chinese painting. It is more essential than the use of color. Then color is added to express the characteristics of the subject, such as red and orange on trees to indicate the season autumn. You can visit Asia-Art.net for more information about Chinese Brush Painting.
Can I special order a scroll with a custom look?
We are not able to do this at this time.
Can the painted portion of the artwork be removed from the wall hanging backing and placed in a traditional frame?
It may be possible to cut the painted portion away from the rest and have it framed professionally in a western-style frame with matting. We recommend consulting a professional framer.
What are the rods made of?
Most of the rods are porcelain, and are beautiful and elegant. We sell a few with wooden rods, with a dark finish.
What shipping method do you use?
All orders are shipped via USPS within the United States. You can expect your wall scroll to arrive within 7-10 business days after the order is placed.
Tell us more about orphans in China.
There are thousands of Chinese children who are left in busy places, such as police stations or bus terminals, each year, mostly due to economic reasons. A high percentage of these children are girls, but there are also many boys. Some of the children have special needs. The conditions of the orphanages vary. Many of these children leave without education, money or prospects, although some of the children are retained as employees by their orphanage and the special needs orphans usually are transferred to a facility for adults with disabilities. It is hard to know exactly what happens to all of these children, since reports seem to vary.
I'd like to send money to directly support the Chinese orphans. Is there a way to do this?
Absolutely - please visit our non-profit web site www.echoinchina.org/donate.html.