banner (art)

Banner made of red satin weave silk inscribed on the right-hand side of the banner in gold paint to the effect that its purpose is to celebrate the return of Dr John Lyal from Great Britain. A motto is written in the centre, also in gold paint, an ancient text for praising a respected local official: 'suo qu min si' (People will think of you wherever you go). An extra piece of silk has been sewn on to the top of the banner, on which are painted two confronting dragons chasing a flaming pearl. The whole banner is lined with red cotton. The patrons, listed on the left bottom of the banner, are churches of six regional cities in Fujian province.

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