Chinese Proverb Scroll - 知音难觅 A faithful friend is hard to find

Chinese Proverb Scroll - 知音难觅 A faithful friend is hard to find

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  • Unique hand-painted artwork

Ledged has it that in ancient China’s Spring and Autumn Period, Zhong Ziqi was able to understand his friend Yu Boya’s thoughts and feelings simply by listening to him play music. The first two characters 知音 (literally: ‘know sound’) later became a synonym for 知己 (know oneself/intimate friend). After Yu Boya died, Zhong Ziqi never found someone who understand him through his music as his late friend could. And so the last two characters translate as ‘hard to find’(难觅). This proverb is perfect for gifting to those friends who are with us through thick and thin and understand us the best.

Four-character Chinese proverbs embody the ancient wisdom of East Asian cultures. In our shop you can choose from a selection of powerful Chinese proverbs to commission your own inspiring artwork or special gift.

Your original, calligraphy artwork will be mounted on a traditional silk scroll with ribbon for hanging. Includes a complimentary silk gift box.

Artwork dimensions: approx 67x19cm. Scroll mounted dimensions: approx 30x117cm (scroll baton width: 38cm). Complimentary silk gift box dimensions: approx 42x7.5cm.

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Your chosen proverb will be written in a flowing cursive Chinese script. To help you get an idea of how the different characters will look, we've included a digital mock-up image in this product. Please note: your final artwork may differ greatly in appearance from these computer-generated images.


What's on the artwork

The artist's signature

The artist's signature

The proverb is read from top to bottom

The proverb is read from top to bottom

The stamps the artist uses to sign their work

The stamps the artist uses to sign their work

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Our Bespoke Proverb scrolls come in the silk gift box seen in this video.

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