All of our printed Eritrea flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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|Adopted||5th December 1995|
|Design||Three, green-red-blue, triangles with a golden wreath of Eritrea in the centre of the red isosceles triangle.|
The first known flag in the region was a plain red Flag of the Aussa Sultante, a dynasty that ruled from the end of the 16th century till the area became an Italian colony.
In 1890 the country was renamed Italian Eritrea and the flag was the Italian vertical tricolour.
The British took over administration of Eritrea in 1941 and there was no national flag. Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia in the 50s as an award for the Ethiopians help in World War Two. The first official Eritrean flag was adopted in 1952. It was a plain “United Nations blue” field with a green wreath of Eritrea at the centre.
In 1961 the Eritrean flag was banned and a civil war broke out in an attempt free Eritrea from Ethiopia. In the 70’s the flag of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front was flown as a rebellion against Ethiopia.
This was the first time the green-red-blue triangle flag was used, this version featuring a golden five-pointed star in the red triangle.
When the Eritrean people finally gained independence in 1993 the liberation front flag became the national flag with a golden Eritrean wreath replacing the gold star. In 1995 the flags proportions was changed from 2:3 to 1:2.
Each colour of the flag has a specific meaning. The green for agriculture, red for bloodshed, blue for the red sea.
The Emblem of Eritrea
The Historical Emblem of Eritrea
The first official Coat of Arms was adopted in 1919 as a symbol of the Italian colony of Eritrea. It featured a crowned shield split in two with the top part being a red lion with white five-pointed star and the lower white wavy lines on a blue background symbolising the sea.
In 1926, during the Italian Fascist period, the shield was removed and an extra portion was added to the shield featuring a red background with laurel wreath and fasces. When under British administration in 1941 the original Italian colonial emblem was reinstated.
When the country was joined with Ethiopia the emblem was an olive branch surrounded by on olive wreath.
The Flag of the President of Eritrea
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