Inside the family bible

Inside Chuck’s new-old family bible, we found the all important list of births and deaths and other family milestones. He matched these with his research and filled in a few holes in his records.

Then we found this. What is it?

ribbon?

ribbon?

One End

One End

Another End

Another End

Well, readers? One end implies it may have been attached, perhaps worn around a neck. The first end looks like needlework. I thought it was tiny beads at first, but it’s simply colored threads.

It’s quite faded, from an original orange or peach.

Okay, readers. Help me out. Might there be meaning other than the personal value? Ideas? Thoughts? Historical context or clues?

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Inside the family bible

  1. It could be a number of things. My first guess would be a Masonic emblem or sash. I would guess a Chaplain sash. It is very similar to what we use in Lodge.
    Meaning in Masonry would be very deep as the Chaplain has great respect and intrinsic governing authority in the lodge. Meaning would stem from the Temple of Solomon.
    masonry was very strong during the years of the Bible you mention.

    • There is at least one Mason in the family tree around that time. It’s too small to be a sash, but could hang around someone’s neck. Stop in some time – we’ll show you.

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