At its adoption in 1951 Libya’s flag represented a newly independent country. The black stripe represents Italian occupation, red represents the blood spilt during occupation and liberation, and green symbolizes hope and beginnings. The star and crescent represent Islam. The flag was abandoned in 1969 due to political changes. The original came back into use by the opposition movement during the Libyan Civil War and was readopted in 2011.
This flag is made from durable 200-Denier nylon that has been treated to resist fading. The flag is finished with a 3 in., flannel-lined pole hem with Velcro hang tab and bordered with gold rayon fringe. Its image is dyed, single-sided, and reversed on the back. This flag is suitable for indoor or parade use.
This flag is used by Libya’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.