Souvenir of Service-0003
This wonderful silk wall hanging was a “bring back” from Tsingtao, China at War’s end. It came with a number of similar Souvenir of Service items that are dated to 1946. The white silk is in amazing condition with no rips, stains, or tears. The background pattern of the cloth contains intricately woven vines and various flowers. Embroidered in bright colors is a large 5-toe red dragon and ball, symbolic of good luck and power; he is a most auspicious creature! The approximate measurements are 24.25″ H X 24.25″ L. This souvenir probably belonged to a U.S. Marine involved in the disarmament and surrender of Japanese troops in that area of China. As part of Operation Beleaguer, the 6th Marine Division, under the command of General Lemuel Shepherd was ordered to assist troops under the direction of Chiang Kai-shek’s government. This is a nice displayable piece for the collector of CBI and other China related material!