North Auckland Mounted Rifles banner WW1; 1915; 1996_370

Name/Title

North Auckland Mounted Rifles banner WW1

About this object

Embroidered North Auckland Mounted Rifles (NAMR) banner. Framed and mounted on a plywood backing then into a four inch kauri-rimu wood frame with a half inch gold insert. The banner was possibly made by a street merchant in Egypt for soldiers who wanted a souvenir to be sent back to New Zealand. The banner is a rectangle, green silk with pink braid and fringe at hem. In centre is a large horse shoe with a laurel wreath and a boars head inside, writing above and below reads in red, '11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles' 'Egypt 1915'. Above the boar 'XI KIA TUPATO NAMR'; translated, 11th Be Cautious (Maori Warning) North Auckland Mounted Rifles, the boar is their symbol. Birds are in each corner carrying Allies flags in their beaks, Belgium, NZ, France and England.

Date Made

1915

Place Made

Egypt

Medium and Materials

silk

Measurements

155.7cm length x 92.7cm width

Subject and Association Description

WW1 memorabilia

Credit Line

Miss Finlayson

Object Type

banner

Object number

1996_370

Copyright Licence  

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