Druk, the Thunder Dragon, is the most prominent feature on the Bhutanese flag. The flag is divided diagonally into yellow and orange. The yellow represents civic authority and comes from traditional royal garb. The orange represents Buddhist spiritual authority. Druk is spread equally across the flag to signify equality between civic and monastic traditions. Druk is white, symbolizing the purity of deed and thought that unites the diverse people of Bhutan. The jewels in Druk’s claws signify wealth, while the dragon’s snarling mouth represents the deities’ commitment to defending Bhutan. The current flag has been used since 1969.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. Base not included.