Something new that needs detective work

Category: What on Earth!?

So, we are still finding things in the house. The place where this was stored led to its being damaged and that is so sad. It is still beautiful, even with the damage. Rolled onto cylinders of dark wood, it is a painted rice paper scroll which is as long as our dining table (about 5'6")

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The detail of the figures makes me curious as to who they represent.

Also sadly, the artist's signature is rolled onto the end of the scroll and too difficult to photograph. You have to turn the end of the scroll to read the figures. However, there were paper tags on the ends.

So, does this tag mean something auspicious like "wisdom"?

Or is it a price tag? ;) And what was the value of 3.50 in this denomination in 1931 in Asia?


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