Timor-Leste Flag Patch

Timor-Leste 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

"With the constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on November 28, 1975, the flag was officially adopted for the first time. The symbolism of this flag was given the following meaning:

Black represents the four centuries of colonial oppression.
The yellow arrowhead represents "the traces of colonialism in East Timor's history" and the struggle for independence.
Red stands for the spilled blood of the population.
The white star symbolises hope for a better future.
Today, both the colours and their meanings are specified in the new Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste of 2002 (Part I, Section 15):

Black symbolises obscurantism, which must be overcome.
Yellow represents the wealth of the country.
Red symbolises the struggle for national liberation.
The white star, or "the light that guides", is white to represent peace.
Flags are powerful symbols in East Timorese culture and have a high cultural significance. They play a significant role in East Timorese identification as a community. Flags are automatically attributed a symbolic power, making them a sacred object.
" (source: wikipedia)