Chinese Scroll Terminology

Unsure what to call the big space above the artwork on a Chinese hanging scroll? Not sure of the terminology of the two poles at the top and bottom? When we first started commissioning calligraphy at Bestroke, we also encountered some problems arising from our lack of specialized vocabulary.

So today we've put together a visual that details some of the terminology of Chinese scrolls. Each section of the scroll has its own Chinese name, some even symbolize particular elements, such as heaven and earth, take a look:

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