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Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou)

Date:
17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Brocaded silk satin
Dimensions:
Overall: 35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1946
Accession Number:
46.133.11
Not on view
The character for longevity (shou) is here flanked by beribboned swastikas (wan), each signifying ten thousand years. The shape of the textile suggests that it may have been part of a decorative canopy or valance.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.

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