Bespoke Wedding Gift Scroll - 相濡以沫 To help each other in times of need

Bespoke Wedding Gift Scroll - 相濡以沫 To help each other in times of need

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  • Unique hand-painted artwork

相濡以沫 To help each other in times of need

Curiously, this idiom translates literally as ‘to moisten (濡) with spittle (沫)’. It was first coined by Daoist author Zhuangzi, who described being moved by the humble actions of two fish in a dried out pool, that were using their spittle to maintain each other’s moisture under the heat of the sun. As a much-used wedding idiom it translates as ‘help each other in times of need’ or ‘help each other when both are in humble circumstances’ and reminds us of the weddings vows we make on our special day. (Read more about this proverb on our blog.)

This unique artwork also makes a touching anniversary gift for those wishing to surprise their partner on their wedding anniversary.

On ordering, your chosen blessing will be beautifully rendered in the centre of the scroll by our calligraphy master. Whilst the bride and groom's given names will be translated into appropriate Chinese equivalents and painted in smaller characters on the right hand side of the scroll (surnames will not be translated).

Names are usually translated semi-phonetically, as direct phonetic translations are impossible. For example Lucy as 露西 'Luxi'. Name translations may vary from one to five characters, for example Dan translates as '丹' (dān), whereas Alexandra is '亚历山德拉' (Yàlìshāndélā).

This product comes mounted on a silk scroll and presented in a deluxe silk scroll gift box.

Artwork dimensions: approx 98x29cm. Scroll mounted dimensions: approx 40x159cm (scroll baton width: 49cm). Complimentary silk gift box dimensions: approx 51.5x8x8cm.

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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.


Bespoke Wedding chinese calligraphy scroll artwork gift box
Bespoke Wedding chinese calligraphy scroll artwork gift
Bespoke Wedding chinese calligraphy scroll artwork gift box

What's on the artwork

The blessing is written from top to bottom

The blessing is written from top to bottom

The wedding partners names

The wedding partners names

The artist's signature

The artist's signature

The stamps the artist uses to sign their artwork

The stamps the artist uses to sign their artwork

Chinese calligraphy wedding gift gold white scrolls
Chinese calligraphy wedding gift gold white scrolls detail