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Flag of Georgia, 1990-2004 - Image by Željko Heimer, 9 October 2001
Flag used between 1918 and 1921 (with
different ratio) and readopted 14
November 1990, coat of arms adopted 11 December 1990. Flag
suppressed 14 January 2004
Description: Dark red flag with a canton horizontally divided black-white.
Use: on land, as the civil and State flag, at sea, as the civil and State ensign.
Colour approximate specifications (as given in Album des Pavillons [pay00]):
Construction sheet for the flag - Images by Željko Heimer, 9 October 2001
The flag shown in Album des Pavillons is based on a drawing by Jiri Tenora, who wrote (in French):
Geometry of the flag is: An invisible cross divides the field in four quarters which are accordingly smaller than normal quarters.
Armand du Payrat (Editor of Album), 9 October 2001
Another possible construction of the flag - Images by Željko Heimer, 3 August 2000
The website of the
Parliament of Georgia includes
all Georgian laws, among which the Law of Georgia on the National Flag and
Anthem, passed on 14 November 1990 (page no longer available).
The construction sheet attached to the Law clearly shows that the flag ratio is 3:5 and that the canton reaches 2/5 of both length and width of the flag (that is, the vertical canton:field ratio is 2:3, whereas the horizontal black:white:red stripe ratio is 1:1:3).
Jan Zrzavy, 3 August 2000
Ivan Sache & Jarig Bakker, 23 July 2000
Emblem of Georgia, 1990-2004 - after the Shavlego website, 16 September 2005
This is a black and white version of the emblem of Georgia used
until 2004. Album des Pavillons showed it and labelled
it "emblem of the state", probably because it could not be strictly
called a coat of arms.
The emblem is made of a disc inscribed into a seven-pointed star. On the disc is portrayed St. George holding a lance and riding over a mountain.
In the colour version showed by Album, the background of the emblem is purple and the charges are white, except the mountain and the horse tail and mane, which are black. All the decorative elements made of three black lines are filled in yellow (for instance, the spaces between the black lines forming the triangles are filled in yellow). The upper part of the disk is decorated with two big suns/stars and five smaller ones. The smaller suns/stars are eight-pointed, whereas the two bigger ones are 16-pointed.
See a bigger image on the Shavlego website.
Ivan Sache & Ron Lahav, 16 September 2005