The Arab Republic of Egypt adopted this flag on October 4, 1984. It includes the traditional Pan-Arab colors red, white, and black. The red signifies the period before 1959 characterized by monarchy and colonialism. The white signifies the revolution that ended the monarchy without bloodshed. The black signifies an end to the oppression of the Egyptian people. At the center of the flag is the eagle of Saladin in gold.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole topped with a gold-painted spear. Base not included.