Italian Fascist WWII Massaie Rurali Pennant for Santhia-Small ornate black banner for the Massaie Rurali di Santhia. (Rural Farm Women of Santhia). One side is made of a black silk and is beautifully embroidered in a gilted gold bullion with gold and brown script. In the left corner is an ornate Fascist Bundle in gold flat wire. The edges of this black pennant are surrounded in a green check which is quite striking. The reverse of the flag has the colors of the Italian flag in silk, the green, white and red is still vibrant, with minimal staining and discoloration. This measures 14” wide and 25” long. This piece is just gorgeously made. Beautiful display piece!
History: Massaie Rurali (MR; "Rural Farm-Women") was an Italian organization for peasant women within the Italian Fascist Party (PNF). MR was founded in 1933 and disbanded in 1945. The Massaie Rurali was the largest women's organization in Fascist Italy with more than three million members in 1943.