Sashimono War Banner – Paint Fades & Blemishes – Sold As Seen.
The Sashimono (personal banner) were worn by ashigaru (common soldier), messengers and samurai to show the affiliation of their clan and/or daimyo. The warrior would attach their sashimono to their backs, hanging from a bamboo pole. The banners, resembling small flags and bearing clan symbols and/or samurai squad details, became most prominent during the end of the Sengoku Period (Warring States Period) from the 15th to the early 17th centuries.
Banner stocked in our New York warehouse. We also have some banner poles available. Please get in touch if you’re interested.