The first known "Finnish flag" was introduced in 1848 along with the unofficial national anthem Maamme. The current design with the blue cross was first used in Finland by the Nyländska Jaktklubben, a yacht club founded in Helsinki in 1861. Shortly after Finland's independence in 1917, a competition was held to design the Finnish flag. The final design of the flag was specified by the artists Eero Snellman and Bruno Tuukkanen. According to tradition, the flag was based on a design by the poet Zachris Topelius from around 1860. The Finnish national flag was further modified in 1922, when the pennant was removed, and again in 1978, when the shield-shaped emblem was changed to a rectangular one.
New wood variant
Flags made of new, unused wood without holes or cracks. They are more accurately processed and thanks to that the individual parts fit together better.
Old wood variant
Flags made of old used wood in rustic style. Cracks or nail holes are an integral part of this material.
Handmade Wooden Flags
Our handmade flags are a truly unique and original addition to the home, cottage or as an unusual gift. The rustic flags are made from burnt old or new boards using the Shou Sugi Ban method, which gives each flag an original pattern and texture to the surface of the wood.
The flags are treated with a high quality paint that resists direct sunlight with no signs of yellowing or colour degradation.
The wooden flag is designed primarily for indoors. It can also be placed outdoors, as long as the flag does not come into contact with water. It can be hung on the wall, hanging hook included with each flag along with a dowel.
What is the Shou Sugi Ban method?
We use a method called "Shou Sugi Ban" to make our flags. This method of woodworking originated in Japan and involves burning the raw soft wood until it is deeply charred. The charred wood is scraped and cleaned to remove any black charring. The result is a deep texture between the hard (dark) and soft (light) grains of the wood that enhances the natural grain of each piece of wood used in the flag.
Shou Sugi Ban hardens the wood and greatly improves its water resistance. The method was used as a cladding for traditional Japanese buildings.
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