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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Apron
1845-1870
Unidentified
USA
paint on silk, bullion, cotton
overall: 16-1/2"h x 18-1/2"w x 1/4"d
Museum purchase
2014.029.1

Independent Order of Odd Fellows apron with square body with rounded bottom corners and a triangular false flap. White silk is painted with several IOOF symbols. An all-seeing eye is on the flap, while a beehive, open Bible and a lamb are on the body. The central painted emblem on the body is a three-link chain with bow and arrows. Silver bullion fringe is applied along the edges of the apron and attached to outline the false flap. The top edge is bound with red silk ribbon. Backed with red polished cotton.