KUWAIT

KUWAIT

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The flag of Kuwait was adopted in 1961. Before 1961, the flag of Kuwait was red and white, like those of other Persian Gulf states at the time, with the field being red and words or charges being written in white. Until 1899, the flag consisted solely of a red field. From 1899 to 1915, the red field bore a white crescent and star and, also in white, the word “كويت” (Kuwait). From 1899 to 1909, the crescent-and-star symbol and the country’s name were of equal height; between 1909 and 1915, the crescent and star predominated at the center, with the country’s name reduced in size and relegated to the top fly-side corner. Between 1915 and 1956, the crescent and star were removed and the name was enlarged and returned to the center of the flag. Between 1956 and 1961, the crescent and star remained absent, the name was written in a different style placing greater emphasis on the word-initial K, the hoist side of the flag bore a wavy white bordure, and the Shahadah was written vertically and oriented so as to be read top-to-bottom. The present flag is in the Pan-Arab colours, but each colour is also significant in its own right. Black represents the defeat of the enemy, while red is the colour of blood on the Kuwaiti swords. White symbolizes purity, and green is for the fertile land.

Flags come in various types as described below and sizes are commonly referred to in feet rather than metres, so please read about the various types of flag below and then make your selection from the drop down menu

Decorative Flags: These have 2 grommets on LHS sleeve and are printed on polyester which makes for a lightweight flag with a variety of uses such as flying on indoor poles or wall décor. They are great for supporting favourite sports team; decoration in parades, marches and occasional flying on an outdoor flagpole. We emphasise these flags are not designed for prolonged flying on flagpoles as sun and wind would affect the lightweight material very quickly. There are two common sizes in decorative flags which are 5x3ft (150x90cm) and the smaller 3x2ft (90x60cm)

Outdoor Flagpole Flags: These are a ‘trilobal’ material which is a knitted polyester for outdoor flag use which is long life, open weave, quick wicking and drying

Note this is knitted polyester and not a woven polyester, with the latter being weaker and lighter fabric unsuitable for outdoor use.

Our flags have double-stitched hems, and sewn loops so that you can attach Sista clips to secure them to the pole’s cords. The most common sizes in outdoor flags is 6x3ft (180x90cm)

Sista Clips for Outdoor Flagpole Flags: The correct name is Inglefield clip or Brummel hook but commonly known as sister or sista. It’s a plastic clip for joining a flag or ensign quickly, easily and securely to flag halyards so that the flag can be hoisted. Each clip resembles a link of chain, with a split through one side.

Hand Held Flags: These are printed on lightweight polyester with 2ft (60cm) plastic or wooden stick. They have a variety of uses such as parades, marches or supporting favourite sports team. They are 1.5x1ft (0.45×0.3m)

Desk / Table Flags: These are miniature flags printed on lightweight polyester measuring 6x4inches (16x11cm) with an 11″ (28cm) plastic pole. They are used as hand held or can be stood on desktops when inserted into a special plastic base (not included in the price)

Desk / Table Flag Bases: These are available to hold either 1,2,3,5,11 or 17 flags which are available HERE

Patches: These measure 3.5”x2.25” (8.25×5.5cm) and are sewn or iron-on miniature embroidered cotton flags. They are used mainly by travellers who affix them to jackets, jeans, T-Shirts or backpacks

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