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Name/Title Banner, Drumclog Covenanters Banner
Measurements H 2m 36cm W 1m 80cm D 6.3cm (H 7' 8 15/16" W 5' 10 7/8" D 2 1/2")
Media/Materials silk
Description Drumclog Covenanters. Single sided cream silk. Approx. half of original remains. Shaft for a pole at one side. Top left : four blue triangles make up a saltire. Painted (red) : AVENDALE / FOR / RELIGION - COVENANT..... / Remains of a thistle. Sewn across the top, white silk panel, painted (black) : AT DRUMCLOG. AVENDALE / 1st June 1679, /
In the cause of Civil & Religious Liberty.

Reputed to have been carried at the Battle of Drumclog 1679 against John Graham of Claverhouse (1st Viscount Dundee 1649 - 1689). Then owned by the Strathaven Weavers Friendly Society, who added the silk panel at the top and a silk lining. Displayed in the 1911 Scotish Exhibition of History, Art & Industry in Glasgow. Donated to the Museum in 1938 when the Society disbanded. Donated in the case used for the 1911 exhibition.
Images show condition before/after conservation.
Theme Art, Design and Textiles --Costume and Textiles --Textiles --Flags, Banners and Hangings
Signature/Marks Insc: N
Mark: N
Accession No JHM:1983:87 A