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19th C. or Earlier Tibetan Handwoven Silk Canopy in frame Antique Textile Art
Looks better in a frame, the frame could be dropped from the ceiling creating the canopy. The frame helps eyes detract from the damage. Someone also could do a better job of matching the gold color patches.The patches themselves are gently laid between the silk front and the cotton backing, nothing is attached.

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.