Scope and Content

Ilfracombe banner, light green satin weave cotton ground, cream satin weave cotton lining, design: lily stem applied to centre executed in cream, greens and brown satin weave [silk], flower heads are padded, details painted directly onto silk. 'ILFRACOMBE BRANCH' worked in raised satin stitch in cream silk floss, all edges outlined with laid metal thread couched with yellow or brown [silk], all four edges trimmed with light blue [silk], [wrapped cotton] cord, cord looped at each corner and middle for decorative effect, nine brass rings stitched across the top edge, cord (same as that used for trimming) secured to each corner and threaded through rings forming loops from which the banner would hang, cord knotted at centre one end hanging free approximately full length of banner hanging mechanism.