For sale here is an amazing antique, late 19th century? Silk damask background in celestial blue. Front features center medallion with Christ being held by St. Joseph, who is also holding white Lilies his other hand. The embroidery in that area is dense, and appear to be all silk thread. Gold metal beads encircle both heads. Under the image, in Gothic gold lettering, it says Heiliger Joseph / Bitte Fur Uns. Floral arabesques on the sides and the motif continues on bottom. Copper colored fringes & beautiful copper silvery tassels. (metal) The sides are trimmed in braided gold thread (detached). The back said IHS (which is a monogram of the name of Christ) in gold with applied jewels, and St. Joseph’s Society Big River, Wis. Repeated from the front is the floral motif. Comes with a gold finish pole. Color may vary from the original. Size – About 69 by 43 inches excluding fringes & pole. Condition – Fair to good. General wear and losses, especially to the lower back side. Gold braid edges are detached. Tassels have some fraying & wear as well. Please look at the picture. All stated sizes or dates are approximate. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner. Please advise if you hold a valid NYS resale certificate. The item “Antique Lrg Embroidered Religious Banner Christ & St Joseph Big River Wisconsin” is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery”. The seller is “fabulousfannysfinds” and is located in Roslyn, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.