Textile with the character for longevity (shou), 17th century
Brocaded silk satin; Overall 35 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (90.2 x 34 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1946 (46.133.11)
The character for longevity (shou) is here flanked by beribboned swastikas (wan), signifying 10,000 years. The shape of the textile suggests that it may have been part of a decorative canopy or valance.