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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

European ➔ Polish Banner

Identifier:
2020.19.1
Description:
This red banner is made of silk and features elaborate embroidery throughout. The Poland coat of arms can be seen in the center and each corner features a depiction of royalty or a religious leader. The words "Boże Zachowaj, Ojczyzne Nasza" can be seen around the coat of arms and translates to "God Protect our Fatherland". The reverse side is made of white silk and features the Black Madonna of Częstochowa holding the Christ Child. The words "Krolowo Korony Polskiej, Módl się za nami" surround her and translate to "Queen of the Crown of Poland, Pray for Us". This banner was created by J. Gramlewicz in Poland. 
Date:
circa 1900
Materials:
Silk
Source:
Gift of Polish Heritage Society
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Virtual World Cultures Scavenger Hunt (August 2020)
“Culture” is a word that describes the ways of life shared by a
group of people. It has to do with how people live and includes things
such as music, art, religion language, clothing and more.This scavenger hunt
will introduce you to a few of the fascinating customs, beliefs and lifestyles
of people from diverse cultures in our communities and around the world.

Maker/Donor
Polish Heritage Society