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.
Here are the steps for attaching them:
- Turn on your ironing machine to its highest heat setting to make sure the patch adheres properly to your fabric.
- Place your patch on the marked spot on your fabric, place a thin cloth on top of your patch, and iron for 30 seconds.
- Let it cool down for 30 seconds.
- Repeat step 2 and 3 if the patch did not stick.
About the Flag
"The Portuguese flag consists of two vertical strips and the left stripe is green and the right stripe is red. The green ribbon covers two-fifths of the flag, while the rest of it creates a red ribbon. At the intersection of the two lanes, there are the traditional shield of the country and the coat of arms of the dynasty.
The red color represents the Portuguese revolution of 1910. The green color represents hope. The white shield consists of five separate small blue arms with five white dots. The blue shields represent the victory of Alfonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, against the five Moroccan kings with divine help from Jesus. The five points symbolize the five wounds of Jesus.
The cross settlement in the coat represents Christianity. The symbol of the seven castles on the red border of the coat of arms shows the extension of the Portuguese territory, including the Algarve. In the background, there is the armillary symbol, the primitive navigation device of the time. This symbol is on behalf of Prince Henry Navigator, who initiated the exploration of the sea, which led to Portugal becoming a colonial empire." (source: mappr)