The oldest Bahrain flags were plain red. A white stripe was added in 1820 to indicate a truce with the United Kingdom. The serrated edge of 28 white points was added to distinguish Bahrain’s flag from its neighbors’ in 1932. The points were reduced to eight in 1972, then to five in 2002. The points now stand for the Five Pillars of Islam. The Bahrain Miniature Economy Polyester Flag is made in China from economy polyester and mounted on a wooden staff. Measures 12 in. x 18 in.