Monday, October 4, 2010

{fabric bunting}

happy birthday dear Giselle.

Bunting (or bunt) was...
-originally a specific type of lightweight worsted wool fabric generically known as tammy
-manufactured from the turn of the 17th century
-and used for makingribbons
-and flags
-including signal flags for the Royal Navy. Amongst other properties that made the fabric suitable for ribbons and flags was its high glaze, achieved by a process including hot-pressing
-The origin of the word is uncertain
-Today, "bunting" is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plasticpaper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags orpleated into fan shapes.
The term bunting is also used of a collection of flags, and particularly those of a ship

thanks to Echa and Abigail :)

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