Hand made pennant for the Sezione Fascista (Fascist Section) Werribee. It was made and used between 1929 - 1945 in Werribee, Victoria. Sezione Fascista were established in overseas Italian communities following the rise of fascism under Mussolini in the 1920s. The Italian government started organising Fascist Party branches abroad with the aim of fascistising throughout the world Italian migrants and their activities. Sezione Fascista were groups which had a membership of less than 25 people, about 25 and Sezione's were able to become recognised Fascio.

Physical Description

Triangular shaped pennant. Ground fabric black satin, with text embroidered across surface in gold metal thread. Gold metal thread braid applied to upper and lower edge, and further decorated with gold metal thread tassels. Reverse lined in the colours of the Italian flag, green, white and red bands of satin fabric. Three pairs of gold metal thread ties sewn at equal intervals along side edge in order to secure pennant. Pennant also padded.

More Information