banner (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia)

Textile banner. Square banner of pale blue crepe silk with black ribbon machine stitched around edge. Mon (crest) in centre (10.5 inches across) of beige crepe silk, a circle surrounding two feather motifs, one diagonally across the other, set against the blue ground and with outlines and ribs of feathers in gold thread couchwork. Pink silk backing, stained and faded, with handwritten inscriptions 'Crest 2 feathers' and 'Mon Abi[?] family'. Remains of adhesive around edge of reverse.

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