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.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole topped with a gold-painted spear. Base not included.