Botswana Flag Patch

Botswana Flag Patch

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All the country flag patches offered in Globenir are sized 6.3 x 3.6 cm. They can be either ironed on or embroidered, according to your liking.

Steps for attachment:
  1.  Turn on your ironing machine to its highest heat setting to make sure the patch adheres properly to your fabric.

  2. Place your patch on the marked spot on your fabric, place a thin cloth on top of your patch, and iron for 30 seconds.

  3. Let it cool down for 30 seconds.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if the patch did not stick.

About the Flag

"The flag of Botswana stands out from the flags of other African nations because it does not include the colors of the Pan-African movement or any symbols associated with the country's ruling political parties. That is a deliberate choice, since the Botswana flag was designed to contrast with the flags of other African nations.

The flag is light blue with a black horizontal band across the centre, with white fimbriation. The stripes are in a ratio of 9:1:4:1:9. The blue colour stands for water, specifically rain, and comes from the motto on the Botswana coat-of-arms, which states Pula, the Setswana word for "Let there be rain". The white and black bands stand for racial harmony, and also refer to the zebras that support the nation's coat of arms.

The flag of Botswana is a light blue field that is divided through the center by a black line with a white border around it. The light blue field is a symbolic representation of the rain that is so important in Botswana due to the nation's generally arid climate. The black and white lines are reminiscent of the zebra populations that are common in Botswana, but they also serve to represent the peaceful coexistence of the citizens who are descended from European colonists with the citizens who are descended from native Africans. The simple and understated design was intended to offer a strong contrast to the flag of South Africa, which was ruled by an apartheid government that did not encourage that kind of peaceful coexistence." (source: gettysburgflag)