Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou)
Brocaded silk satin
Overall: 35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1946
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.
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