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El Paso Blanco presents the white flag of 1886 (08/09/2019)

It is a great discovery, because this flag lays the foundation of what will be the future flags of the White Pass as we know them today.

Previously there were others, with totally different designs and nuances.

The peoples have been united to the symbols that identify and represent them;

A flag is more than a piece of cloth.

It is the symbol of a group, which causes it to last over time and be accepted by the people it represents.

The White Pass flag has been representing us for centuries;

It is our hallmark, as is the "three."

The flag begins the procession, is always accompanied by "alive", the presidents, presidents and their boards of directors never leave it alone, it is displayed as the largest of a Step in the proclamation of Holy Week, it looks like a treasure in the best balconies for the collection of flags, and even, at the end of life, it is the flag that dismisses a president.

When a soldier sees his flag waving at the combat post, it shows his history, his family, his homeland;

The same happens when a white person waves his flag.

It is the biggest symbol that represents us and that identifies us as Step.

Hence the importance of this discovery and the enhancement that the White Step will do with it.

This beautiful flag was found hidden in a trunk in the false of the house of Ms. Catina Parra Dimas and Mr. Jacinto Arcas Piña, parents of Mrs. Caridad Arcas Parra (Honorary President of the Ladies Choir of the Virgin of Bitterness);

It was immediately made available to Paso Blanco.

It premiered on April 18, 1886, Palm Sunday, Mr. Carmona being president of the White Pass.

The artistic director of the same was Mr. José Rebollo Zamora, first artistic director of the Step, with the contribution of Mr. Antonio Felices López, who began his artistic career in the White Step in the days of Mr. José Rebollo.

In the documentation found, there are the names of the skilled hands that embroidered it: ladies of Terrer, Mellado, Mazzuchelli, Lillo and Gutiérrez;

quite likely, we can identify three embroiderers, also being the oldest known:

Mrs. Lorenzza Mazzuchelli Pérez

Mrs. Francisca de Paula Terrer Leonés Ruiz- Jiménez Ladrón de Guevara

Ms. Soledad Gutiérrez During.

In the workshop installed in the home of Mrs. Lorenzza Mazzuchelli, this flag was embroidered for the Pass, being paid for by it.

Mrs. Lorenzza Mazzuchelli was married to Mr. Raimundo Ruano Blázquez, who in 1877 would begin the construction of the palace that bears her last name.

This flag is an important discovery for the White Pass, as all subsequent flags that are embroidered will be inspired by it.

In fact, the White Flag protocol flag (1996) is a replica of that of 1886.

On the flag appears a face embroidered in purple silks and another in gold with sequin where a whole repertoire of Marian exaltation is displayed, based on the litanies of the Virgin, which make it a real dedication to Her, as there were no precedents until the moment.

With this act and with the recovery of this flag, we highlight the importance of the Lorca embroidery in the History of our city, we name our first embroiderers, thus recovering part of the History of the White Step.

Source: Paso Blanco

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