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Masonic Knights Templar Apron
1870-1900
Unidentified
USA
velvet, silk, bullion, metal
overall: 15"h x 18-1/2"w x 1/2"d
Gift of Francis Karwowski
2014.022.5

Masonic Knights Templar apron with square body and triangular flap. Both body and flap are black velvet with striped border of gold, red and black ribbon and then a border of green grosgrain ribbon. The edges of both are trimmed with gold and black stripes and with gold bullion fringe. Applied to the flap is a red Christian cross and a round gold rosette made of bullion and sequins. Applied to the body are two gold rosettes, two silver-tone stars and a silver-tone triangle with purple stones and a skull and crossbones in the center. Red ribbon is applied across the top edge and extends into ties. Backed with black cotton.