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Louisiana Flag with Staff and Spear
$4.00 – $7.60
This flag of Louisiana is beautifully printed on silk-like material; these flags offer the highest quality in a mounted flag. They are carefully stitched on all four sides for longer lasting beauty. 4″ x 6″ flags come on a 3/16″ x 10″ black plastic staff with gold spear tip finial. 8″ x 12″ flags are carefully hemstitched on all four sides for longer lasting beauty. 8″ x 12″ flags come on a 1/4″ x 18″ black wood staff with gold blunt spear finial.
In 1912, one hundred years after attaining state status, the legislature of Louisiana adopted its official state flag, featuring an image of a mother pelican feeding her three baby pelican’s in their nest. The symbol of the pelican family has its origins in the earliest days of Louisiana’s settlement. Legend has it that the state’s first residents were impressed with the way the mother pelicans would peck at their own breasts until they bled to provide nourishment for their young when food sources were scare. Even though the symbolism of the blood being shed indicated the sacrifices of the people of the state, the blood drops were never shown in any of the official illustrations. After the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, a bill was enacted by the state legislature to add the drops of blood to the image of the mother pelican’s breast. August of 2007 marked the one to year anniversary of the passage of Bill 833 but as yet no official artwork has been provided by the State of Louisiana nor can we confirm that anyone is in the process of developing any artwork.
Single Sided / Reverse Back
4in x 6in, 8in x 12in
Staff and Spear