Sleeve band of pink silk embroidered with cranes, flowers and Chinese characters along half the length of the textile. The characters on the band are two different written forms of the Chinese character 壽 ‘shou’, which refers to longevity. The ‘shou’ character can be presented in numerous shapes, each one with their own meaning. The round ‘shou’ suggests complete and perfect life and health, while the ‘shou’ in a longer shape emphasises more on the concept of ‘long-lasting’ life.
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