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This streamer is part of a matching set of four in the Museum’s collection that were probably once a part of a woman’s skirt. Although usually such streamers simply come to a point at the bottom, these examples are shaped like large butterflies. On the butterfly’s back is the longevity symbol, wan, signifying ten thousand years.

Streamer, Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk satin, China

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