Last modified: 2012-10-29 by rob raeside
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A presidential sash is a cloth sash worn by presidents of many nations in
the world. Such sashes are worn by presidents in Africa, Asia, Europe, and
most notably, in Latin America. Presidential sashes are usually very colorful,
and designed to resemble the nation's flag. Source:
Almost every nation has some form of decorative sash as one of its highest military awards. This is a tradition that dates back to at least the 15th century.
For a set of Presidential sashes around the world please see:
Esteban Rivera, 2 September 2010
Sashes are used not only military awards (or indeed the highest category
of civilian awards). In the UK the award of a Knighthood in one of several
Orders (the Order of The Bath, of St Michael and St George, of The Royal
Victorian Order, etc.) carries with it the right to wear a sash (called
colloquially a "ribbon").
Presidential and civic sashes generally use the relevant national colours and (possibly) coat of arms.
Christopher Southworth, 2 September 2010