Civil War Officer's Sash - Inventory Number: UNI 068 / Sold
Original Civil War officer’s crimson silk sash in good condition. Worn by Federal officers in most of the branches of the United States Army, the waist sash was a common uniform accoutrement that signified a symbol of authority in the military during both field operations and camp duty. The sash, when worn over the frock coat, was wrapped twice around the waist and looped on the left side. The officer’s leather sword belt was worn over this sash. This specimen still exhibits a crimson color and measures 4” wide by 94” long length of woven silk terminated at each end with single, 1½” long braided acorns. Each of the acorns display numerous 7” long, twisted silk tassels secured along each acorn brim. Tassels retain their original crimson color with some scattered faded areas. Acorns are tight and strong with some fading. Silk sash body is in good condition with a strong tight weave. Scattered small or tears are evident on the sash. Original Civil War silk crimson sashes are becoming difficult to find in the collecting field today. A fine example at a reasonable price.
Inventory Number: UNI 068 / Sold