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January 14, 2020

Digging Around Freemason’s House…

During my Freemason¨s House visit during the `Nationale Monumentendag’ (Open days for National Historic Places sites) I found a room that was clearly about the history of the Freemasons around the world. There are many display cases, filled with objects I don’t recognise, such as this “shawl”(?) which had a tiny little trowel on one end. It’s obvious that it will only have special ceremonial duties, and there is intricacy too in the handwork it is attached to.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) The text boards tells me: “Sjerp from the Knight of the East Holmberg de Beckfeldt, in South East Asia circa 1775-1825 in painted silk. The bridge is the bridge of the Starburzanai river,  lent from the bile story about the return of the Jewish people and the construction of the temple of Solomon.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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