The Austrian flag design is thought to be one of the oldest national flags in the world. According to legend, Duke Leopold V of Austria was fighting during the Siege of Acre. After the battle, his surcoat was red with blood. When he removed his belt, the cloth underneath was still white, inspiring the red and white horizontal stripes on this flag. The current version of the flag was adopted in 1984.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole topped with a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to an 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.