The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted in 1971 and was designed by 15-year old schoolgirl Susan Huhume. The colors are historically significant because red and black were traditionally used by Papua New Guinean tribes and red, black, and white were the colors of the German Empire that colonized Papua New Guinea prior to 1918. This flag features the Southern Cross, a constellation prominent in the Southern hemisphere, and a bird of paradise in yellow. The bird’s flight represents the birth of Papua New Guinea as an independent state.
This outdoor flag is made from durable 200-Denier nylon that has been treated to resist fading. The flag is finished with a sturdy white canvas heading and grommets. Its image is dyed, single-sided, and reversed on the back.
This flag is used by Papua New Guinea’s government and displayed at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Please Note: This flag is made to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping.