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May 1, 2009

Wikipedia: Bunting (textile)

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Bunting in the form of triangular flags, Coventry, United Kingdom.

4th of July decorations in Roche Harbor include Canadian and American flags and red, white and blue bunting.

Bunting was originally a lightweight worsted wool fabric used for making flags of the Royal Navy. The origin of the word is uncertain.[1]

Today, “bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper 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 or pleated into fan shapes.

The term bunting is also used of a collection of flags, and particularly those of a ship [2]

Notes

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM, Oxford University Press, 2002
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911 edition.
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