One of the seals, Bazheng maonian zhibao suggests that this kesi scroll was made to commemorate the Eightieth birthday of Emperor Qianlong in 1790. Two further seals Bishu shanzhuang and Chunyu zhuren indicate that this scroll would have been hung at one of the Summer Palaces, probably Jehol.
It is extremely rare to find kesi hangings of this size and design and no other similar examples appear to have been published. Compare with the kesi hanging in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji, Works of Art Series, vol. 7, Textile, no. 163, with the central shou character enclosing flowers reserved on a red ground.