If you’re searching for a one of a kind collectible that embraces the unique history of Hawaii, this pick of Bob’s is for you. This rare Hawaiian parade flag is from sometime between 1893 and the 1920s. The Hawaiian flag adopted this design in 1845 and is the only United States flag to feature the Union flag of the United Kingdom, a reminder of the period in which Hawaii was associated with the British Empire.
Experts place the creation of this flag between the 1890s and 1920s due to silk fabric and style of sewing machine binding. Very few examples of pre-statehood flags exist, particularly in silk, which helps make this flag exceptional and unique. The flag measures approximately 24” by 16” while the full-frame measures 34” by 25.25” by 1.5”.
Condition: The flag has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton, black in color, that was washed to reduce excess dye. An acid-free agent was added to the wash to set the dye further, and the fabric was heat-treated for the same purpose. The fabric of similar coloration appears behind the flag for masking purposes. A sandwich mount was then employed to support the textile further. The modern molding has a traditional American profile and very dark brown, nearly black surface with red highlights. The glazing is U.V. protective acrylic.
There is a significant lateral split running the length of the textile, but this was easily brought back together and stabilized during the mounting process. All of the original fabric is present. The colors are outstanding, and the flag represents beautifully.
Reference code: Bob’s Flag