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A bit of Calligraphy History
With a history of four to five thousand years, the art of calligraphy is rich and profound in content and has attracted the attention of artists the world over.
The word "calligraphy" is originally a Greek word meaning "beautiful writing" And has been appreciated as an art form in many different cultures throughout the world, but the stature of calligraphy in Chinese culture is unmatched.
In China, from a very early period, calligraphy was considered not just a form of decorative art; rather, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form, was more valued than painting and sculpture, and ranked alongside poetry as a means of self-expression and cultivation. How one wrote, in fact, was as important as what one wrote.
Custom made Hand Painted Calligraphy
Now you can have your name beautifully hand drawn by a true Chinese artist. Du YuShan has been creating custom hand drawn calligraphic names for decades. Each character of your name is drawn in the shape of an object that represents something in life. For example, the colorful carp stands for luck and happiness. A running horse stands for success. If a letter in your name has an Eagle in it that would represent ambition.
Painted in traditional black lettering. Or you can order full color lettering for no extra charge. Please indicate your preference. Custom sizes are available.
(S) Can have 3 Chinese characters or 8 English letters.
(M) Can have 4 Chinese characters or 10 English letters.
(L) Can have 6 Chinese characters or 12 English letters.
Additional characters or lettering will be charged $ 2.00 USD each.
Artwork comes frameless or it can be purchased mounted in a frame for an extra fee. Please tell me if you would like it framed. All frames are black with a multiple position stand that can also be mounted on a wall.
An item like this would make a wonderful gift. No two nameplates are the same. Each nameplate is unique. Give someone a gift that you know they will enjoy for years to come.
Finally, watch Du YuShan as he creates one of these beautiful pieces of art.
Order yours now!
No Limit. Any Word or Name!
However, if you are interested in something a little larger, we also have a nice tapestry style that measures 12"x 32'. You can see some of the pieces by clicking on the picture to the left or clicking here.