In the 11th century, the Knights of Malta, known then as ‘Knights Hospitaller’, established a hospital in Jerusalem to care for pilgrims of any religious faith or race. From the foundation of this hospital, a Catholic religious order devoted to the care and aid of the poor and sick was founded. This order grew to accept lay persons, traditionally from European nobility, who were found to uphold and champion the causes of the order. In the modern era, the entity retains sovereignty under international law, has a military corps, and issues their own passports, currency, and stamps. To shorten up this history lesson, it is a big deal to be a dame. This banner has all the elements of classic vintage fraternal and society regalia, like royal purple satin and healthy amounts of gold fringe.
Measures 24.5 x 1 x 40.”