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Sash - Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity, London Object Reg. No: SH 900715

Summary:
This crimson embossed satin sash was worn by a Past Grand or Noble Grand of the Manchester Unity. The sash was made by G Tutil, London. The common Manchester Unity sash is blue silk with silver trim.
Description:
Sash of a coarse silk fabric - similar to grosgrain, embossed with a design featuring wreaths of roses enclosing the symbols of Faith, Hope and Charity (cross, anchor and heart) as well as a sword, a horn and two hands, one with a heart on its palm. On the front of the sash is the Manchester Unity symbol, woven in silk. It features the all-seeing eye, coat of arms and other symbols of the Order. The edges of the sash are embossed in yellow and the ends are trimmed with a gold fringe. On one edge are a large hook and eye.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.20 cm (Width), 246.00 cm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Manchester Unity, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Friendly
Tertiary Classification: regalia
Inscriptions: Text, woven: INDEPENDENT ORDER/OF/ODD FELLOWS/MANCHESTER UNITY.
The back of the woven emblem is stamped: G. TUTTIL/B3 CITY RD/LONDON.
Manufacturer: G. Tutill, London, England, Great Britain
User: Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows in Victoria, Victoria, Australia, post 1840

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Ernestine Saunders Posted on 02 Jan 2013 1:30 AM
Hello i am very curious to know the heritage behind my Odd Fellow sash i have it is a purple sash with orange stripe on the edge with the eye and faith, hope. charity and the Manchester symbol and on the other side of the sash is a PG i would love to know how old this is and if i can which one of my relatives it belonged too thankyou hope to hear from you soon

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