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19th C. Antique Tibetan Handwoven Silk CanopySuper old and rare. Swastika interwoven and bats embroidered.

The Bat is the emblem of good fortune. When something is depicted upside-down it means it has arrived, so the common depiction of an upside-down bat symbolizes good fortune has arrived. The Swastika is a well-know good-luck symbol from India. In Sanskrit, swastika means conducive to well-being. In the Buddhist tradition,the swastika symbolizes the feet or footprints of the Buddha. With the spread of Buddhism,it has passed into the iconography of China and Japan where it has been used to denote abundance, prosperity and long life.