Designed in 1926 by thirteen-year-old orphan John Bell (Benny) Benson, the Alaska flag is a simple pattern of eight gold stars on a field of dark blue. The dark blue field is a tribute to the Alaskan sky and the forget-me-not flower. The larger star represents the North star, and the other stars make up the big dipper. The Alaska Miniature Economy Polyester Flag is made in China from economy polyester and mounted on a wooden staff. Measures 12 in. x 18 in.