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Presidential Sash (Lebanon)

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[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2012
[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2012
 
 

A photo of Lebanese president Michel Suleiman (2008-) shows him wearing the presidential sash. Oddly enough it is not a more-or-less faithful interpretation on the national flag, but rather a solid red band with a white rectangle containing the cedar. (One wonders if this might not be the relic of the pattern of some long-obsolete presidential standard?) The red is slightly darker than normal, and the cedar has a black – or very dark brown – trunk and branches. Presidential sashes do not ordinarily seem to be a custom in the Middle East; it must be the French influence.
Eugene Ipavec, 20 Jan 2010

Here is a photo of the former president of Lebanon Emile Lahoud (1998-2007) wearing a presidential sash with lighter red.
Aleksandar Nemet, 24 Jan 2010


Post-Independence (1943-late 80s?)

[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2012
[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 March 2012
 
 

...and another of Amine Gemayel wearing a different sash.
Aleksandar Nemet, 24 Jan 2010


Pre-Independence (?-1943)

[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 Jan 2010
[Presidential Sash (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 Jan 2010