Garlic production in China is significant as China is the leading producer and leading exporter in the world. Garlic in China is mentioned in the Calendar of the Hsia, dating to 2000 BCE. It is theorized that its cultivation in China occurred at the same time as it did in ancient Mesopotamia. The ancient Chinese recognized the powerful antibiotic effects of garlic and used it in Chinese traditional medicine, using it to cure stomach upset and diarrhea, among other ailments. Its cultivation in China dates back centuries, and is believed to have been brought from Mongolia. Today most of China's garlic is produced in Shandong, an eastern coastal province. Available as 8 x 11 or 11 x 17 b & w or color photograph, or water color print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Fine Art Inkjet Paper, and each photograph is personally approved and hand-signed by me, the artist.