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I picked up this love seat for $10.00 at a yard sale, it has swastika
printed material on it. Pretty weird, huh...Hope to re-upholster it, but may keep the old
material there, as a time capsule.
The close-up picture isn't very clear, sorry.

The pink material is over the black and tan material.
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What a very nice looking piece of furniture. Is the nazi fabric intact? I wonder if that fabric doesn't predate the second world war. I seem to remember reading that the symbol had some other meaning or no meaning. Maybe sorta like paisley. Another posibility is that it may be a war trophy brought back by some G.I. and may have been taken from some sort of nazi headquarters or an important officials home.
I would have it looked at before doing anything rash to it. Perhaps the Antiques Roadshow will come by your place soon.
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I beleive the Finnish nation use or used a swastika like symbol, in pale blue, it is certainly a corrupted emblem today. I used to collect British Comonwealth badges medals etc. and wasn't very interested in Nazi stuff but there's more items familiar looking in that fabric than just the swastica. Beside the paterned cross with the swastica in it, is one with what looks like the German military insignia used on aircraft and vehicles a stylized cross made out of "L"s. The roses and poppies between those crosses look vaguely like military patterns too. I'm no expert, but I'd have it looked at but someone who is. Funny whats worth money and whats not.
 
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The swastika symbol also is found on many Native American (Navaho) artifacts. I think it depicts motion of life according to the 4 seasons. The fabric is probably from the 1920’s.
 

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Before WW2, the swatstika was a symbol for PEACE of all things. Hah.
Also good luck & best wishes. I collect old postcard & many from the early 1900s have it as part of the design. In Portland, Oregon, there are several pre-WW2 houses that have the swastika disign in the brick chimneys.

God bless,
Bonnie
 
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