The decoration on this pair of pouches, bats carrying a branch of two peaches and a ribbon-tied wan emblem, would have symbolized wishes for both endless blessings and longevity. Another pair of yellow satin aromatic pouches similarly embroidered in gold and silver-wrapped thread with the same motifs is illustrated by R.D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks, Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, vol. II, Minneapolis, 2000, pp. 778-9, no. 364.