Your Mandarin is Very Standard - Original Fine Art Print
THE STORY BEHIND THE ART: "Your Mandarin is Very Standard" is an original work of art from Tim McIlveene, the founder of British Malaya Shop. Tim lived and studied Mandarin in China, and when he would use his pitiful Mandarin he would often hear this compliment. It meant essentially that he was learning the "standard" Mandarin Beijing accent rather than the local dialect of the city he lived in. Think of it as learning English in Nebraska versus Louisiana. This compliment gave him a little confidence boost and encouragement to keep studying.
THE IMAGES: The man featured in "Your Mandarin is Very Standard" is taken from a vintage postcard from China. They featured the three gentlemen with the caption "Chinese Actors". We thought that looked cool so we used it for the name of our shop!
The piece is overlaid with an iconic Jade green color to symbolize China and Asian culture. The man has highlights of midnight blue.
QUALITY: British Malaya Shop uses only the highest quality material for our art. This giclee print is on Hahnemuele 100% Rag paper which is heavy, bright white and features a smooth matte surface and is archival rated for 60+ years.
If you choose to have your British Malaya Shop print custom framed, rest assured it will framed with the utmost of care and at the highest quality. Frames are 100% solid wood, include acid free/ archival mats, plexiglass and a paper dust cover on the back along with hanging hardware.