Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item RNA_86.30.1 - Banner

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CA RMA RNA_86.30.1

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Cloth, 95 cm x 95 cm

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Given to donor by Wing Chung, a Revelstoke merchant who had a Chinese store in Lower Town in the early 1900s, then moved to First St. East.

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Banner from the store of Wing Chung, Revelstoke. Red cloth background. Pattern is embroidered with gold thread with some outlines embroidered in several other colours. It is also decorated with small framed circles and oblongs with thin mirrored glass. There is a smaller overlay of green cloth decorated in the same way. 5 cm (approx) wide strip of green cloth on each side of the banner with Chinese writing on it.
# of parts: 1
Symbols denote Good Luck.
Wing Chung had a Chinese store on Front Street in the 1890s then moved to the 200 Block East of First Street circa 1910. Wing Chung moved to Vancouver in the 1940s.

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Poor, cloth is very discoloured, many of the mirrors are broken and some are missing

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Nobbs, Ruby


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117.6 KiB


December 11, 2015 12:15 PM

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