Iranian necklace dated to as early as 1000 BC
Swastika hangs on all pagodas. For example, in Japan:
The use of swastikas for decoration of pottery and other wares was most frequent in Russia. Go to a local history museum and get an insight into embroidery.
«Light flux» on the Russian ornament in XIX century. This fragment depicts two types of square swastikas.
In 1917 swastika was on old Russian money.
Then came Hitler, who took the swastika as a logo for Nazis. A page from the Nazi brand book:
On this photo is occupied Kharkiv.
All people all over the world promised to kill Hitler, so eventually he was killed. Then swastika was proclaimed as the biggest evil in the world. While all Nazi symbols were borrowed from another countries and cultures. Eagles were from Rome, runes – Iceland, swastika – India. It means that all these images are dated back more than thousand years ago.
Today the swastika can be found in any East Asian country, from Mongolia to Korea. Mongolians keep their native swastika even during the times of Soviet Communism.
US Navy Seabees Baracks. The Navy expects you to believe they had no idea their building was built in the shape of a Swastika, in 1960, only 15 years after America had cast the Swastika as the symbol of everything evil in this world and the next.
On this photo are portrayed walls of the Embassy of South Korea in Moscow.
Something more about swastika
The earliest consistent use of swastika motifs in the archaeological record date to the early years BC. But this symbol never loses his mysterious spiritual magnetism.
In fact there is no sphere of human life, where Swastika did not penetrate. But from many Swastika types we decided to choose only one – a classic rectangular swastika because it is very popular in our world. Since some types are so clear, so we divided them into separate fragments.
Russia/ Swastika on the robes of the Orthodox clergy.
Russia/ Vedenye city. The cross on the church.
Russia/ The sign on the cloth of the Red Army Forces in 1919.
Israel /Swastika on the mosaic floor of the ancient synagogue.
?any synagogues decorated with different swastika types.
Maoz-Haim, Israel / The mosaic floor of the ancient synagogue in IV-XI century BC decorated with swastika.
China. Harbin/ Buddhist temple. 15 meter high statue of Buddha.
China/ Swastika even on symbols
Hong Kong. A huge bronze statue of Buddha with a swastika on his chest.
Nepal/ Here in the form of the Swastika flower beds.
Swastika crowns mandir
India/ Ganesha Temple. (The swastika is situated in the top part of the Temple).
India /On bazaar.
Taiwan/ Buddhist center.
Singapore/ A statuette of Buddha.
Singapore/The swastika in circles on the gate of the court.
Throughout Indochina supermarkets swastika can be found as a symbol signifying a vegetarian meal.
In ancient Greece, on Crete and in Troy, swastika was widely used as a decorative element in the temples, on clothing and shields of warriors, household utensils.
Vase with geometric pattern. 8 centuryBC
Sweaters of players are adorned with swastika in a circle.
Canada/ Women’s Hockey Team in Edmonton. 1916
Swastika as a sign of gratitude was used in American scouts community.
“The Swastika 9” Girls Softball Team, Hanford or White Bluffs, Washington, 1925
The Altar of Peace in Rome
United States, United Kingdom.
Swastika can often be found on the tissues. Jacqueline Kennedy – wife of President John F. Kennedy, had in her wardrobe the clothing with swastikas.
In 1933 Rudyard Kipling used Swastika as a personal emblem. It embodies strength, beauty, originality and inspiration for him. With the participation of Paul Klee swastika became the emblem of the avant-garde artistic and Bauhaus architectural associations.
Settlement of the miners, five miles from Kirkland Lake (Ontario, USA) is called Swastika.
Swastika, Ontario, Canada. Incorporated in 1908
The swastika was often printed by E. Phillips and other manufacturers of postcards in the U.S. and Britain in 1900-1910’s.
They called it only as “a cross of happiness”, consisting of “four L”: Love, Light, Life and Luck. Before the confrontation with Nazi Germany, American housewives often embroidered swastika ornaments.
Prohibiting the ideology of National Socialism, the court at Nuremberg was not slow to associate everything with swastika.
If the idiotic ban on Nazi symbols would be canceled (how many years have passed), all symbols of neo-Nazis would have been fully washed away with billions of logos on the basis of the swastika.
Prohibit on swastika is like to prohibit the circle, square or triangle. Swastika is good with its symmetrical and rhythmic repetition, which underlies the half of the visual compositions.
I’m for the canceling of all restrictions on the use of the swastika. If the reader wants to conclude that I support Nazis, than he is wrong. I’m for the freedom of graphics expression.