Felt sash embroidered clockwise arrows TYPE 5A
Vigil Sash 1946, Lining, Thin arrowhead
Sash Material: WHITE FELT - Arrow: RED FELT
Triangle: RED FELT - Arrows: CLOCKWISE
Sash Length: 28 7/8" - Sash Width: 2 3/8"
Arrow Length: 12 1/2" - Arrow Width: 3/4"
Arrow Details: Embroidered arrows 2 1/4" long
type 5a vigil sash arrow
Back: Fully lined, sash and triangle
type 5a vigil sash arrow
All felt arrow embroidered arrow sashed have snaps
This is the sash presented to those who took their Vigil at the 1946 NOAC.
type 5 a vigil sash

Felt Sash embroidered clockwise arrows TYPE 5B
Vigil Sash Lining, Thin arrowhead BIG arrows
Sash Material: WHITE FELT - Arrow: RED FELT
Triangle: RED FELT - Arrows: CLOCKWISE
Sash Length: 29" - Sash Width: 2 1/2"
Arrow Length: 12 3/4" - Arrow Width: 5/8"
Arrow Details: Embroidered arrows 2 5/8" long
type 5b vigil sash identification
Back: Fully lined, sash and triangle
type 5b vigil sash The lining on this sash is unique. Its cloth like others but has a noticeable weave in it. This type of backing may exist on other sashes, but I have not identified it on others.
vigil sash backing 
type 5b vigil sash 
One easy way to quickly identify A & B sashes from C, besides the lining is to look at the position of the arrowheads to the edges of the sash. On Type C sashes the arrowhead is very close to the edges of the sash.
 
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The embroidered arrows in the triangle of 5B are unique. Well-formed and noticeably different. It would be foolish to believe that I have identified all of the different sewn arrow varieties. These were probably done by hand and my sampling of sashes was limited. When many hundreds of sashes were made in this style it seems likely that other styles of embroidered arrows may exist.