Gold and red fabric pieced vertically and mounted on a wood dowel with a thin white hanging cord. Fabric joined with glue, not stitching. Fleur de lis, star, laurel wreath, and edge detail stamped in metallic silver paint. Metallic gold and green accent circles are applied with glue. Image of Joan of Arc appears to be made of paper, also applied with glue. Red tassels are made of yarn.
Measures approximately 12" wide by 21" long to bottom of tassels.
My father acquired this souvenir while on a tour of duty in France in the mid 1950s. He returned home in the same era, and it has been stored in a dark, dry, cool dresser drawer rolled around the dowel since that time.
This item has quite a bit of soiling, which appears to have been caused largely by the glue residue on the fabric when the item was originally hand made. There is some loss to the tassels, as the one on the left appears more plump than the right one. The green and gold accent circles are slight curled from being stored rolled up all these years. One circle is peeled over, and another is discolored.
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