Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou)


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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.

Textile with the Character for Longevity (Shou), Brocaded silk satin, China

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