An Introduction to Hanging Scrolls

Example of a hanging scrollA hanging scroll is a painting, calligraphy, print, or rubbing lined with layers of paper and silk. The top hanging bar and lower roller bar are made of wood.

The ends of the roller bar may have a silk covering or roller ends of metal, carved or lacquered wood, ivory, bone, or other precious materials.

The hanging cord, with tying cord attached, is fastened at the top of the hanging bar with decorative metal hardware. The scroll is meant to hang on the wall for a limited time.