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Patch with Masonic International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Symbols
1970-2018
Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Synthetic fiber, cotton
overall: 2-1/8"h x 3-1/4"w x 1/8"d
Gift of Edward N. Lewis
2018.031.1

Patch with Masonic International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Symbols. OBVERSE: Half-circle shaped patch made of synthetic thread embroidered onto cotton gauze. Design features yellow top border with red, white, and blue stripes in an arc configuration just inside it (with each stripe separated by a thin yellow border); the letters, "B F C L", in yellow, are overlaid on arc. Within semi-circle inside arc, also all separated with a thin yellow border, are curved strips in rainbow colors (left to right: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). At center of this is a white delta with a yellow border and a yellow "R" within it. Below this, along straight bottom edge of patch, a wide stripe of yellow with two clasped hands at center, also in yellow. REVERSE: Strands of colored threads from front design visible, over off-white cotton gauze backing which has grid-like design.



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