Somalia’s flag was adopted in 1954 and designed by Somali scholar Mohammad Awale Liban. The 5-pointed Star of Unity
represent the Somali ethnic group. The blue background was originally inspired by the UN flag, in recognition of the UN’s help during Somalia’s transition to independence. Blue also represents the sky and the Indian Ocean.
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.