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Vaksdal (Norway)

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by Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002

Approved on 16 November 1990.

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About the flag

Vaksdal municipality is situated in Hordaland county.

Vaksdal is a municipality where the textile industry has been a main way of life. Thus the municipality chose the shuttle, used in weaving for passing the weft thread between the warp threads, as its emblem. This symbolizes both the modern textile industries and weaving in the homes in former times, connecting past and present. The flag contains three black shuttles on a field of yellow. The idea originated with a local artist E. Eriksen after a design competition had been held, but Charles Lunde, a graphic designer, made the final design. Approval was granted in Royal resolution of 16 November 1990.

Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002

Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.


Official blazon in Norwegian: "På gul grunn tre opprette svarte skytlar."

Blazoned in English: "Or three shuttles sable palewise two and one."

English blazon by Zeljko Heimer, 5 August 2002

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