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- Object Name: apron
- Accession Number: 1350
- Description: decorative apron with green silk edge and silver fringe, rectangular centre panel is cream with silver braid round edge, printed with an oval engraving showing two circular scenes surrounded by foliage, dark green waistband with hook fastenings
Although simply a Friendly Society, which provided sickness and pension benefits to its members, the Ancient Order of Foresters adapted Masonic regalia and rituals for its own purposes.
This is a ceremonial apron of green silk on a canvas backing. It has a coarse fabric waistband with hook fastenings. The front is decorated with a printed silk panel surrounded by silvered wire fringes and braid.
The Ancient Order of Foresters had many separate 'Courts', in many towns and villages. The ethos of the Society was expressed by reference to a mythological fraternity of woodsmen and was reinforced by wearing ceremonial dress and carrying symbolic artefacts.
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