The Brazilian flag was adopted in 1889 to replace the flag of the Braganza-Habsburg dynasty. The green field and yellow rhombus from the previous flag were preserved, but the previous flags' coat of arms was replaced with a blue circle with 27 white stars, each representing a different Brazilian state and the Federal District. The banner on the blue circle states the country's motto: Ordem e Progresso
, or Order and Progress.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes 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 a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.
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