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Beaded Flap

Beaded Order of the Arrow sashes have always been items that generate a great deal of interest, particularly to those interested in the ceremonial aspects of the Order.  I remember seeing the fully beaded sashes with the beaded legend on the back used by the Tamegonit Lodge ceremonial team.  Assuming these are made by hand, it would take a tremendous amount of time and tedious work to construct one of these sashes.  I did a quick search and there are several tutorials on how to construct your own beaded flap if you so choose.

In that same vein, here is a beaded Tamegonit Lodge flap from the early 1980s:

Beaded Flap

Beaded Flap

Made by a lodge member at the time, the flap is similar in size to a typical flap and appears to be modeled after the S11 flap shown below which dates to 1984-85.  The beaded flap has jewel-type beads that give the appearance of a mylar border. 

S11

S11

An interesting item that could be repeated by an industrius Arrowman with plently of time on his hands.

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