Knight Templar Skull and Bones Apron

This picture shows how the apron was worn.

An authentic Knights Templar Antique from the late 1800′s.  It is a triangular Skull & Bones Apron which is no longer used among Knights Templars.  This black velvet apron has become highly sought after by Sir Knights and collectors.  It is a beautiful piece, the crossed swords and skull and crossbones are crafted out of sterling silver. The black velvet is a symbol of our mortality, the skull symbolizes Golgotha (the place of the skulls) where Jesus died, and the bones are in the shape of the passion cross (how Jesus carried his cross).

Deeply rooted in the heritage of the ancient Templars, the Knight Templar apron draws its symbolism from the past, to create a tie between those ancient Templars and the modern Masonic Knight Templar. The black of the apron reminds the Sir Knight of the martyrdom of Jacques DeMolay, and the central, and most striking emblem of the apron the skull and crossed bones - the symbol of the last of mortality.

The skull and crossed bones were adopted as an emblem of the ancient Templars between the third and fourth crusade. The legend is one based on love, and is handed down as thus:

According to legend, a Templar fell in love with a beautiful noblewoman of Maraclea.  She died before they could be married, but he could not endure to be separated from her, and dug up the body, and with full ceremonies married what was left of the corpse. After the body was reburied and he returned home, a voice came to him in a dream and told him to return in nine years. When he returned, he found only the skull and two large leg bones preserved enough to be moved.  The voice spoke to him again and told him to guard and keep them always, and he would be successful in all his undertakings.  Thereafter he prospered greatly and defeated all his enemies.

The skull and bones was passed on to the Templars at his death, and as mentioned was credited with their rise to affluence and power.

A special "Thank You" to Brother Johnny T. Asher for submitting the wonderful picture of his Knight Templar apron!





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