Sash FAQs:

Q: Is a sash a large and usually colorful ribbon or band of material worn around the body?

A: Yes, and draping from one shoulder to the opposing hip, or else running around the waist.

Q: Is a sash usually worn from the right shoulder to the left hip?

A: Yes.

Q: Are sashes indicative of holding the class of Grand Cross or Grand Cordon in an Order of Chivalry or Order of Merit?

A: Yes.

Q: Are sashes also found in a V-shaped format?

A: Yes, and draping from both shoulders to the stomach like a large necklace.

Q: Are sashes also worn by Girl Scouts?

A: Yes, and Boy Scouts and Beauty Pageant Participants.

Q: Are sashes used at higher education commencement ceremonies?

A: Yes, and by high school homecoming parade nominees, in beauty pageants, as well as by corporations to acknowledge high achievement.

Q: Are sashes worn by Drum Majors in the Dutch?

A: Yes, and British and some Commonwealth armies.

Q: Is a sash worn around the waist by officers of the Foot Guards in scarlet full dress and officers of line infantry in dark blue "Number 1" dress?

A: Yes.

Q: Were sashes worn around the waist in either blue for European or red for indigenous troops?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sash a symbol of the Orange Order?

A: Yes.

Q: Are sashes a distinctive feature of some regiments of the modern French Army for parade dress?

A: Yes.

Q: Were sashes originally of the ceremonial shoulder-to-hip variety as worn by the British military?

A: Yes.