Obverse
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Obverse

Reverse

Reverse

ZFC1316

Republic of China National Flag.

Sub-collection: China

Republic of China National Flag.
This is a small cotton variant of the national flag of Republic of China. The uniqueness of this flag is in the sunburst, which deviates from the specifications of the usual 12 foreshortened triangular rays surrounding the white sun (See ZFC1438 for a comparison).

The flag of the Republic of China was originally adopted as the naval ensign of the Republic of China in 1914, and became the national flag for all purposes in 1928. The red field represents China and is the color of the Han people, China's predominant ethnicity. The canton utilizes the flag of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) whose white, 12-pointed sun was seen as a symbol of progress.

After the 1949 declaration of the nationhood of The Peoples Republic of China on the mainland, only Taiwan continued to utilize the flag of the republic. This cotton variant is from the 1960s.

Provenance: Acquired by purchase.

ZFC Collectible Flag

Sources:



Republic of China (Taiwan), Flags of the World, 2 May 2012, from: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/tw.html

Flag of the Republic of China, Wikipedia, 2 May 2012, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China

Image Credits:
Zaricor Flag Collection



Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 34
Length of Fly 23

Union/Canton

Width of Union/Canton 16
Length of Union/Canton 11

Stripes

Size of Hoist 1

Frame

Is it framed? no

Stars

Are there stars on obverse? no
Are there stars on reverse? no

Stripes

Has a Blood Stripe? no

Crest/Emblem

Description of Crest/Emblem Sun

Nationality

Nation Represented China

Fabric

Fabric Cotton

Stitching

Stitching Machine
Comments on Stitching Sun is zig-zag stitched

Attachment

Method of Attachment Grommets

Condition

Condition Excellent
Displayable yes