Banner - SAINT OSWALD, BROADWATER "LOVE, PRAYER, SERVICE, PURITY"

Scope and Content

Banner, pieced panels of cream damask weave silk and cotton (?), blue damask weave silk (?) and cream twill weave silk (?) and metal, cream silk (?) damask weave lining, design: the words 'SAINT. OSWALD'; 'BROADWATER' and 'LOVE PRAYER SERVICE PURITY' embroidered with laid and couched stitches in red silk (?) and outlined with metal wrapped thread in same technique, main design (kneeling woman at prayer) appliquéd in a variety of fabrics, details embroidered, shield with the letters 'GFS' applied to upper left corner, dove embroidered in the upper right corner, rose tendril motif appliquéd on each vertical border, edges outlined with laid and couched silk (?) and metal wrapped threads, top, vertical edges and borders trimmed with narrow woven braid with diamond repeat design in gold and blue silk (?) lower edge trimmed with a blue and cream looped fringe synthetic (?), three tabs comprising the same damask weave used in vertical borders hanging mechanism.