CHINESE INK AND COLOR ON PAPER HANGING SCROLL, TRADITIONAL WOODBLOCK PRINTING OF CHINESE FAMOUS FIGURE 12 SAINTS IN 1937. Presided over by general Song Zheyuan(1885-1940) and preamble, signed Chahar province government secretariat,depicting twelve saints in Chinese history, include Confucius saint,etc. Confucius is considered the greatest of the ancient Chinese saints. C Property from a Private American Collection. Papermaking and printing were first invented by Chinese, Chinese woodblock printing has been a tradition for 2000 years. Nevertheless Chinese print artists have been absent from the international art scene for decades. The Chinese printmakers who work in the traditional woodblock technique, use either oil-based or water-based inks. The latter is a special Chinese technique and produces a print that looks like a watercolor or a traditional Chinese painting. There are two printing techniques, One of two techniques is called Tuo (Chinese pronunciation) and is mostly used for prints in black and white. The block is covered with the paper. A silk bundle is colored with Chinese ink and gently pressed against the outstanding relief of the block. The technique used for multi-color printing is called Taose (Chinese pronunciation). The color is applied on the cut woodblock - light colors first and then the dark colors, one in each step. The paper is pressed against the block for each color. Measure: Max length 304",width 16.75". Domestic shipping (48 states): $129.95.