Small silk flag, printed with "Stars and Bars" design of the Confederate States of America (1860-64), that is, a blue diagonal cross set with 13 white stars, a white border to this, and a red ground.
Materials: silk; Techniques: simple tabby, printing, machine chain-stitch; Warp: silk without twist (fine) c.36 ends per cm; Weft: silk without twist (fine) c.40 picks per cm; Edges: all hidden; Sewing: edges turned under twice and machine sewn-chain stitch- sewing thread Z-twist S-ply red silk. "Confederate American". Dating based mainly on rise of sewing machine. Although an American invention, sewing machines were not common until c.1875. However, those producing chain stitch, as here, were the earliest kind.
Flag; silk; Confederate States of America; 'Stars and Bars:' blue St Andrew's cross with white stars upon a white cross with red field.
- 1861-1865 (?)
- Made in: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
- Length: 28.5 centimetres
- Width: 21.5 centimetres
One corner torn, potentially very fragile.
- Emblem of: North America (Confederate States of America)
- (Americas,North America)
- Associated Event: American Civil War
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Object reference number: MCT14264