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Nylon Jolly Roger Flag
$12.00 – $40.00
Our Jolly Roger Flag comes with a skull and crossbones motif, double-stitched stripes, canvas heading and grommets. Flags International offers the highest quality marine flags available. Our marine flags are made from 100% Solar Max nylon for outdoor use. Featuring white Polyester Duck heading and brass grommets. Strong and durable, special parachute cloth treatment reduces sun and chemical deterioration.
The Jolly Roger is any of various flags flown to identify a ship’s crew as pirates. The flag most commonly identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, a flag consisting of a human skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement on a black field. This design was used by several pirates, including Captains Edward England and John Taylor. Some Jolly Roger flags also include an hourglass, another common symbol representing death in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. Despite its prominence in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates’ victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated (since captured pirates were usually hanged, they did not have much to gain by asking quarter if defeated).
Single Sided / Reverse Back
12in x 18in, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft
Heading and Grommets