French antique church banner made of cotton that has a slight shine on one side. The decorations are made of gold painted paper bonded to the material. Small red and green details made of painted paper too. The central white oval motif is made of white cotton that has been sewn on. The top of the banner is a solid wooden bar sewn into the fabric. A white string to hang it has been attached to a loop at the top. The metal loop made 2 holes in the top part of the banner when it's folded.
Small imperfections, such as small stains or holes, commensurate with age and use are to be expected. The paper is peeling in places. I have many other banners from the same convent. Most of them will have an inscription in ink at the back to identify the motif and the partly erased stamp from the convent.
First half of the 20th Century.
Width: 31.7 inches or 80.5 cm Total length 91 inches / 231 cm