The white cross was used as a military ensign in the 14th century. The addition of the cross being suspended in a red field was introduced during the Napoleonic period of the 1800s. This flag was officially adopted by Switzerland in 1889. The Swiss flag traditionally stands for freedom, honor and fidelity.
The Switzerland Miniature Flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. pole, while the 8 in. x 12 in. flag is mounted to a 19 in. pole including 1 in. spear. Base not included.
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