Captain Marrow’s Jolly Roger is Complete! From Charles Towne SC to St. Augustine FL, my completed authentic Jolly Roger made it's initial debut this weekend! It is constructed of silk, hand-stitched, the skull and bones themselves are an adaptation from an 18th century tombstone in England (which is my page's logo) and its construction was created with input from Ed Fox (author of Jolly Rogers: The True History of Pirate Flags, and curator of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind in England). While in the future I may attempt another one out of wool bunting or dying some linen, after posting my questions and needing to make a quick decision on what to purchase, I went with Ed Fox's suggestion of silk due to its size (3ft by 5ft). So, went with silk, hand-stitched, and did the process of stitching on the skull and bones and then cutting away the black material on the backside (which is this side in the video, can't control the wind and sun, lol). I also did the rope tunnel along the side, and stitching in the loop that is to hold the knot so the flag doesn't slide down/bunch up. The skull and bones are an adaptation from a 1714 tombstone in England, and I had to add teeth that were busted from the tombstone and I scooted the eye sockets lower, since they looked like they were oddly too high. But I've always loved skulls missing the lower mandible (A death’s-head skull), and asymmetric things, so the tombstone and the wildly not-perfect/asymmetrical bone sections spoke to me. Very happy with it, and the absolutely insane wind at Matanzas Inlet Beach really helped showcase the finished flag. The stitching didn't rip apart in the crazy wind, so, feel like it should hold up just fine. lol I carried it around historic St. Augustine, did a photoshoot with it, it was a real eye-grabber! This photo was taken at Matanzas Inlet Beach, where Spaniards from St. Augustine massacred nearly two-hundred shipwrecked French sailors in the 16th century.