Ribbon with words
Unity, Benevolence & Concord
Woven by H. Slingsby and Sons.
motif of all seeing eye
A. O. F.
ribbon with words:
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cm from top to bottom by cm wide
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This silk is not listed by Godden
As can be seen, this design is in two basic parts:
First is the " Honorary Member ".
Second is the design and initials of the " Ancient Order of Foresters ".
The design of the AOF is identical to that recorded with PCR instead of the Honorary Member, recorded as osl 28.
Rather than weaving in their name, Slingsby tended to stamp it on the back of his silks, using ink. This was in the form of a large oval, and if the design was registered, with the Diamond Registration mark inside.
There is just such a stamping on the reverse of this ribbon, although unfortunately very little can be seen.
The top of the Diamond Registration Mark can be seen, although not the actual date, and as Slingsby was the only weaver to stamp the reverse of his designs, there can be little doubt his name was also printed around the border of the oval.