It is the most iconic symbolic emblem of Freemasonry. It is the unique badge of a Mason and it is considered a tool. It’s said to be more honorable than the Roman Eagle or the Golden Fleece, the Masonic apron is literally, the badge of a Mason carried with him into the next existence. Celebrated in poetry and prose, the Lambskin Apron is the initial gift of Freemasonry to a candidate, and at the end of life’s pilgrimage it is placed on his mortal remains and buried with his body in the grave.

This badge symbolizes regeneration, or a new life. It refers to the “pure heart.”

It goes back to the days of working Masonry, when masons wore a long apron of thick leather to protect them against splinter; of rock and blows from their tools. As a piece of protective clothing, the apron symbolizes hard work and at the same time it helps create and maintain the strong bond of belonging to the same fraternity.