Product Description: A Cloth German Cross in Gold with a Heer style wool backing material. This example of the Cloth German Cross in Gold is unissued and in nearly the same condition it was when first produced 70 years ago. The cross features a tombak/brass based wreath which was then gilded to designate the gold version of this cross series. As you can see clearly from the photos these cloth versions of the German Cross are delicately assembled. The back cloth swastika is bordered with a thin aluminum wire that neatly contours the edges. The inside of the crosses wreath has a simple piece of thick red thread that runs its length. The outside edge of the wreath is similarly executed like the inside, but with the exception of a thin aluminum wire that runs its circumference instead of red. The starburst effect of the cross was created simply by alining the woven thread into staggered rows and creating a glitter effect by placing aluminum thread at the ends of these rows. The extreme outer edge of the cross is a very fine grey/green wool signifying this cross was intended for wear on Heer or Waffen SS jackets. Upon completion of the cross, a black material was placed on its reverse to ensure the threads of the cross would remain protected from snagging or coming loose. After the final assembly a makers mark was added to this one using a simple postage stamp style method. The maker is “C.A. Westmann, Dresden”. To note on this cross is the addition of the mentioned makers mark. Most Cloth German Crosses found will not have this, and usually if found with them it is a simple ink stamp. These “Westmann” marked crosses are much more difficult to find than other marked types and especially unmarked.