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 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.