Blooming Plum Blossom


An Semi-Processed (Semi-Sized) Single Xuan Paper that is good for Calligraphy Writing, Sumi-e and Fineline Painting

Paper material: Shuen Paper
Usage: Calligraphy Writing, Sumi-e and Fineline Painting
Processing state: Semi-Processed / Semi-Sized
Dimension: 55.2 in x 28.0 in / 138.0 cm x 70.0 cm
Decorative elements: Printed Pattern of Plum Blossoms


While the Blooming Plum Blossom may seem like plain paper at first glance, a further investigation reveals that the paper contains a sea of flowers. Plum blossoms, to be exact, but you probably already guessed that.

The plum blossom (Mei) holds special standing not only in brushpainting, but also in Chinese culture in general. Along with the orchids (Lan), bamboo (Zhu) and chrysanthemums (Ju), plum blossoms are known as the Four Gentlemen, all of which represent a great virtue.

Plum Blossoms represent pride. Instead of competing with other flowers, it blooms in the winter. Artists see a reflection themselves in this representation, and value their moral integrity as they refuse to associate with those who do not respect culture and virtues.

The Blooming Plum Blossom is a single-ply semi-processed Xuan paper perfect for calligraphy and sumi-e painting.