Penjing & Landscape Penjing

Chinese Art of Penjing

The Chinese art of Penjing began in Tang dynasty and peak in the Ming and Ching dynasties, dated back to more than 1,700 years of history. Penjing or Bonsai is the epitome of alpine trees in the wilderness forest. Styling of trees are carried out according to the habit and form of growth in different geographical location and climate which influences the natural morphology of growth. Cultivation needs experience, special soil composition and a stringent regime on watering and fertilizing. Each specimen of Penjing requires more than a decade of work and effort on training and cultivation of the tree. Horticultural knowledge, with a high degree of patience together with the creator’s artistic skill are pre-requisites in order to produce an artistic creation or art of work.

The task in miniaturizing tall woody trees takes a long time to succeed in reducing it'€™s size in proportion into a small container or pot. Overall healthy growth of roots, stem, branches, leaves, flowers, fruits are critical in the formation of a beautiful natural artwork of landscape without any trace of artificial or human intervention.

Style and shape of tree is not the only emphasis; but care of the moss on soil surface; harmony with a good or antique pot together with a matching display stand makes it a finest creation. Changes and maturation takes place with the passing of years making the specimen into a real living art.