The Summer 2011 issue of Tricycle magazine included a lovely card of Guanyin, the bodhisattva of compassion. I printed the image (several versions available on Tricycle's website) on raw silk and fused it to a favorite piece of paper I made in the early 1990s. Quilted, beaded and further embellished.
I've had that ribbon on the left side for almost 20 years as well -- bought it at one of the last Renaissance Faire's in the original location in Marin County, and wore it for years on a jacket I no longer have.
It's nice to use things one has had for eons ~ those small special things you know you'll use sometime in the future, somewhere along the line.
Guanyin hangs on the wall of my studio now.