Banner - FOLKSTONE

Scope and Content

Banner and pole (pole detached - brass with finials - one missing), pieced panels of blue grey dyed plain weave linen (?), bordered with brocade in repeat design of scrolling acanthus leaves and flowers ground, single panel of cream silk (?) brocade with small self coloured diamond repeat lining, design: single lily stem embroidered in stem stitch with silk(?) thread in shades of cream and green outlined with laid and couched plied gold coloured wire, the words 'GFS' and 'FOLKESTONE BRANCH' embroidered with raised satin stitch outlined with laid and couched black silk (?) thread, the lily is encircled by three rows of laid and couched wrapped metal thread, blue cord stitched to each lower corner; connected by third cord, a tassel is attached to each end of the third cord, each wood mould is covered in green / blue silk floss and net overlay undyed linen (?) thread, skirt of green and grey plied wool (?) overlaid with a lattice fringe, lower edge has a wool (?) fringe which matches the tassels, panels and vertical edges are trimmed with a narrow woven braid, eight tabs comprising the same flat braid edging panels (see 'trimming') hanging mechanism.