Apparently these are being reproduced in Pakistan. Not near high enough quality embroidery.
Compare with this one for sale on WAF.
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To hand embroider such items would take about 3-4 weeks each.. Not a simple task and the amount of these would have taken an army of their own IMO..G
Lots of cheap labor in Pakistan!
Thanks for the input everyone. I thought this guy looked pretty clumsy myself. Cheers!
If the shown one is okay, I cannot tell for 100%, but the question in post 1 was:
if these were ever made by hand?
Often it is said just only woven did exist, but that is not correct.
I do have a price-list for army insignia with on page 8 article-number 1594:
Fahnenträger (Dienst), which was woven and Fahnenträger (extra), which was
hand-embroidered (handgestickter Kunstseide). The last one was quite expensive:
12,- Rm in contrary to the woven version 1,40 Rm.
The price-list was number 112 from November 1937 from J.F. Riedeler K.G.
The shown one anyway is not from Kunstseide.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916