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French Polynesia National Flag Sewn

  • £97.00

Sewn National Flag

  • 140gsm woven fabric
  • Double stitched top and bottom hem with triple stitching on the fly edge.
  • Anti Fray netting can be added as an optional extra prolonging the life span of your flag.
  • Rope and toggle finish as standard. Compatible with most standard external and internal flagpole halyard systems.
  • Eyelets are a no cost optional extra
  • Inglefield clips and spinnaker clips are available at an extra cost.
  • Reinforced header tape
  • Manufactured in house to MOD specification.

Sewn flags manufactured in bold colour fast colours that are resistant to the ageing effects of the sun. Our flags are made to the highest quality and are designed for regular use on outdoor flagpoles. If you would like more information call our sales team on 0161 653 6381.

Historical Information

Adopted 23 November 1984. The red-white-red horizontal stripes recall the second national flag of the kingdom of Tahiti which was used from 1829 to 1847. The same flag with the addition of a French Tricolore became the flag of the protectorate and was used until 1880. After World War II a version without the canton was in popular, but unofficial, use. In 1975, the authorities agreed to allow the use of the flag with a 1:2:1 ratio of stripes. To distinguish the flag of French Polynesia from that of Tahiti, the emblem was placed in the centre. Its main feature is a piragua, which is a status symbol as well as an indispensable boat used for fishing and transportation. Polynesian society is often compare to a piragua and the figures in the piragua stand for the five parts of French Polynesia: the Windward Islands, The Leeward Islands, The Tuamotu Archipelago, The Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands. The golden yellow rays symbolize the sun and light, and the blue and white waves represent the riches of the Pacific on which the people have always relied for their livelihood. 

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