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Chinese Paintings Scrolls - look closer
Q: What are scrolls in the context of Chinese painting?

A: It's a form of mounting. Scrolled Chinese paintings are easy to be stored and easy to be hung.

  vertical scrolls

(short bars)
(short bar)


(long bar)

  horizontal scrolls

(short bars)

To hang a horizontal scroll:
1)  insert nails (a pen above for safety's sake) into strings on both ends of the scroll
2) twist, at least 90 degrees, until you think the strings have gotten a good hold
3) pull both sides to stretch the scroll
4) now the fun part, HAMMER!!!
5) sit back and appreciate the painting
6) wait, is it a little slanted to the left?

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