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4 Options to Hang/Display Chinese Painting
including Mounting on Silk Brocade, as Chinese
Hanging Scrolls, and Framed with Wood

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1. Unmounted painting

  Originally painted by artists on XuanZhi (Rice Paper, Xuan Paper) or Silk which is made of many plant fibers and has excellent absorbency of water, ink, and color. (Please click it to see more details of Chinese Rice Paper). It is unmounted and can be freely used in other displaying methods.


2. Mounted on Silk Brocade

Mounting on Silk Brocade is the basic before framing with wood. When framing a Chinese painting with wood, you usually need to firstly mount it on a silk brocade. (More details about Chinese Painting Mounting).


After mounting on silk brocade, the total size of the painting will be larger. You can customize the mounting sizes just through emails to let us know. Or you can choose the regular mounting sizes. Normally the regular sizes after mounting on silk brocade are:

The Size after Mounting on Silk Brocade
Horizontal Painting Top/ Bottom: Add 6cm (2.5inches) on each side;
Left/Right: Add 10cm (4inches) on each side;
Vertical Painting Top/ Bottom: Add 10cm (4inches) on each side;
Left/Right: 6cm (2.5inches) on each side;
Painting of being Equal in Length and Width Top/ Bottom: Add 6cm(2.5inches) on each side;
Left/Right: 6cm (2.5inches) on each side;

After calculating, the new sizes of each painting and the original sizes normally are:
The Original Painting Size (Height X Width) Size after Mounting on Silk Brocade (Height X Width)
Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches
50cm x 50cm 19" x 19" 62cm x 62cm 24" x 24"
50cm x 100cm 19" x 39" 62cm x 120cm 24" x 47"
34cm x 138cm 13" x 54" 46cm x 158cm 18" x 62"
69cm x 34cm 27" x 13" 89cm x 46cm 35" x 18"
69cm x 46cm 27" x 18" 89cm x 58cm 35" x 23"
69cm x 69cm 27" x 27" 81cm x 81cm 32" x 32"
69cm x 138cm 27" x 54" 81cm x 158cm 32" x 62"
49cm x 180cm 19" x 70" 61cm x 200cm 24" x 79"
70cm x 180cm 28" x 70" 82cm x 200cm 32" x 79"
97cm x 180cm 38" x 70" 109cm x 200cm 43" x 79"
96cm x 238cm 38" x 94" 108cm x 258cm 43" x 102"
129cm x 248cm 50" x 97" 141cm x 268cm 56" x 106"


After you buy and choose mounting the painting on silk brocade from our gallery, our staff will take your paintings to the mounting factory, they will match each painting with silk brocade one by one to find the best matching effect. Then they choose the silk brocade with elegant and light colors which will easily match your wall and the colors, at the same time factually with the best effect.

Normally it will take 3~5 days to finish mounting on silk brocade from our professional mounters depending on weather.

10 popular styles of Silk Brocade: (also used as the materials of hanging scrolls)

005-blue-grey-feverfew-brocade
006-yellow-brown-leaf-flower-brocade
007-silver-grey-brocade
008-red-dragon-brocade
009-yellow-dragon-brocade
010-light-green-brocade
011-light-cream-brocade
012-white-brocade
013-blue-circle-flower-brocade
014-green-leaf-flower-brocade


3. Mounted as Hanging Scrolls

Mounting as a hanging scroll shows you a traditional graceful appearance. It is one of the favorite methods by collectors (More details about Chinese Scroll Paintings). With the painting unrolling in front of you and your friends, you will feel a mysterious magic beauty from the oriental culture. You also can directly appreciate the Chinese painting with hanging scrolls format by directly hanging them on the wall. (More details about how to hang the horizontal Chinese scroll painting on the wall. )


After mounting on a hanging scroll, the total size of the painting will be much larger. You can customize the mounting sizes just through emails to let us know. Or you can choose the regular mounting sizes. Normally the regular sizes after mounting on hanging scroll are:

The Size after Mounting on Hangning Scroll
Horizontal Painting Top/ Bottom: Add 5cm (2inches) on each side;
Left/Right: Add 25cm (10inches) on each side;
Vertical Painting Top: Add 30cm (12inches);
Bottom: Add 25cm (10inches);
Left/Right: 5cm (2inches) on each side;
Painting of being Equal in Length and Width Top: Add 45cm (18inches);
Bottom: Add 40cm (16inches);
Left/Right: 5cm (2inches) on each side;

Normally it will take 3~5 days to finish mounting on hanging scrolls for our professional mounters depending on weather.



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