Birthday Hanging

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Date:
Early 19th century

Medium:
Silk satin with silk and metallic embroidery

Dimensions:
6 feet × 58 inches (182.9 × 147.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1973-171-4

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Clarence H. Clark, 1973

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Label:
One-hundred large versions of the character shou (longevity) are surrounded by figures of Taoist Immortals, three Star Gods, twin boys, clouds, butterflies, bats, rabbits, and peach, plum, pine, and banana trees. All of the symbols represent long life and good wishes, appropriate for a birthday gift such as this decorative hanging.