top motif of all seeing eye
A. O. F.
ribbon with words:
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18.7cm long by 6.2cm wide
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This silk is not listed by Godden, even though he later records the design as having been registered.
Godden records this design as having been registered on 21 June 1874. Rather than weaving in the Diamond Registration mark, Slingsby tended to stamp it on the back of his silks, using ink. There is just such a stamped Diamond Registration mark on the reverse of both the black and green background ribbons, although it is too indistinct to be able to read the date.
The black background ribbon has a pin sewn into the top turnover, so the ribbon could be worn as a badge.
The initials, A.O.F., are for " Ancient Order of Foresters, " a non-masonic Friendly Society originating in Leeds in 1834.