|48 CROCHETED STARS ON A VERY GRAPHIC, THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLAG MADE FROM SILK RIBBON AND CROCHETED RINGS, WWI ERA (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-18)
|Frame Size (H x L):||16.25" x 21.5"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||9" x 14"|
|Homemade, hand-constructed flags made from crocheted needlework, tatting, and/or various fabric and paper items became popular in the period between the Spanish-American War (1898) and the 1920's. This intensely graphic example was made in the earliest part of the 48-star period, probably during WWI (U.S. involvement 1917-18), when wartime patriotism fueled the making of homemade flags of this nature.
The stars are made by crochet and the rings are wrapped in crocheted stitching. Through these red and white ribbon was threaded to look like waving stripes. This is the only example I recall having seen with this precise construction. The result is colorful and pleasing in a way that makes it one of the best of its genre that I have ever encountered.
Mounting: The flag was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by expert trained staff. We take great care in the mounting and preservation of flags and have framed thousands of examples.
The mount was placed in a modern molding with a scooped, convex profile and finish that is very dark brown—nearly black—with reddish highlights and undertones. Spacers keep the textile away from the glazing, which is U.V. protective glass.
|Collector Level:||Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts|
|Flag Type:||Sewn flag|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1912|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1920|
|War Association:||WW 1|
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