8 5/8" x 5 1/2" pryography, black stain and hand carving
My contribution to the wearing of a black ribbon and for me particulary for those in Kiev who died demanding freedom from an repressive and corrupt regime.
9/11 - This ribbon is a sign of mourning for those killed in the September 11th attack.
In New Zealand, a black ribbon was worn by family members after the deaths of 29 trapped miners who died in an explosion on November 25, 2010.
In Poland, a black ribbon was worn by mourners of Polish president Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and 95 other important senior officials who died on April 10, 2010.
In the United Kingdom after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.
The black ribbon has again made an appearance shortly after category 5 Hurricane Katrina landed along the Gulf Coast of the United States in August 2005.
The black ribbon was a symbol of popular grief in Spain after the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks. It was worn on clothing and also pinned on the Spanish flag.
Google displayed a black ribbon as a mark of respect and sympathy for victims of 9/11, the 7 July 2005 London bombings, and victims of Hurricane Katrina.
After the April 2007 Virginia Tech massacre
After the earthquake on August 15, 2007 in Peru, black ribbons were the icons of all Peruvian television channels for 3 days
After the death of Heath Ledger in January 2008, Warner Brothers placed a black ribbon on their marketing website for The Dark Knight in his memory.
The black ribbon has been also used by the journalists in the Philippines to condemn the killings of journalists on the Maguindanao massacre.
In Northern Ireland, Bloody Sunday 1972 - to remember the murders and attempted murders of civilians at the peak of The Troubles.
Police officers often wear black ribbons in mourning of fallen officers.
20 July 2012: The 12 people killed, out of the 71 shot, at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
14 December 2012: The 2012 Connecticut shooting; 26 killed, 20 were children, at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut.
In the United States to remember construction workers who died after being hit by motorists.
Turks use the black ribbon to mourn for the casualties of Turkish soldiers in the Turkey-PKK conflict.
The 2013 London Marathon runners were given a black ribbon to wear to mark the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.