The Latvian flag is first mentioned in the medieval Livonian Rhyming Chronicle, which covers the period from 1180 to 1343, making it one of the oldest flags in the world. The chronicle tells the story of a battle that took place around 1279 involving ancient Latgalian tribes from Cēsis, a town in the northern part of present-day Latvia, who went to war with a red flag with a white stripe. The national flag of Latvia was used by independent Latvia from 1918 until the country was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. On 27 February 1990, shortly before the country regained its independence, the Latvian government re-adopted the traditional red-white-red flag.
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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