Ribbons, as used in church, are adapted from the ribbons used by gymnasts. These are often 6 metres long, but those used in church are often half that length for safety reasons. Ribbons tend to be a bit narrower than streamers, often only an inch (2.5 cm) wide. Sometimes, ribbons are put together in such a way that they can be attached to either rods or tambourines. On the other hand, the same rods or handles can have bundles of lametta attached to them to create an effect of using shiny ribbons.
Both ribbons and streamers can be bought as single or multiple colours. For example, the Glorious Creations web site sells a streamer they call the Sword of Grace, that is made of panels of iridescent, silver and gold. WC Pageantry used to offer streamers made of either satin or lame, sadly this business seems to have disappeared.
|GloriousCreations||This link will take you to a page with a picture of the Sword of Grace streamer being used. They are based in Michigan.|
|Kingdom Dance||This link will take you to the information about their streamers available as mail order from a UK supplier.|
|Kingdom Dance||This link will take you to information about lametta shakers available as mail order from a UK supplier.|