Ephod, Fraternal
Ephod. Material: textile, metal. Size: 8" W. x 46" L. Description: ecru velvet with gold metal trim stitching - embroidered on front lower edge: "Holy Bible" - black silk backing - nape closure with two brass snaps - (article worn around neck over robe).
Waseca organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), a secret society for the mutual aid and benefit of the members, originated in England in the 18th Century. Odd Fellows ceremonial robe and ephod of chaplain. Used by Waseca Comee Lodge #25.