Original Italian WWII Hand Embroidered Lesser Coat-of-Arms of Italy Flag - 43” x 38”

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is an incredible multi-piece wool constructed flag with a hand embroidered crest of the center which was the Lesser Coat-of-Arms of Italy from 1929 to 1944. The flag measures 43” x 38” and has thee tie lines on the hoist side as well as a maker label which reads:

G. Canavesia

Overall condition is very good, but there are minor areas of pulls holes and wear.

This is a hard to find stunning example that comes ready to display!

Flag of Italy
The national flag of Italy, often referred to in Italian as il Tricolore, is a tricolor featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white and red, national colors of Italy, with the green at the hoist side, as defined by article 12 of the Constitution of the Italian Republic. The Italian law regulates its use and display, protecting its defense and providing for the crime of insulting it; it also prescribes its teaching in Italian schools together with other national symbols of Italy.

The Italian Flag Day, named Tricolor Day, was established by law n. 671 of 31 December 1996, which is held every year on 7 January. This celebration commemorates the first official adoption of the tricolor as a national flag by a sovereign Italian state, the Cispadane Republic, a Napoleonic sister republic of Revolutionary France, which took place in Reggio Emilia on 7 January 1797, on the basis of the events following the French Revolution (1789–1799) which, among its ideals, advocated the national self-determination. The Italian national colours appeared for the first time in Genoa on a tricolour cockade on 21 August 1789, anticipating by seven years the first green, white and red Italian military war flag, which was adopted by the Lombard Legion in Milan on 11 October 1796.

After 7 January 1797, popular support for the Italian flag grew steadily, until it became one of the most important symbols of the Italian unification, which culminated on 17 March 1861 with the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, of which the tricolor became the national flag. Following its adoption, the tricolor became one of the most recognizable and defining features of united Italian statehood in the following two centuries of the history of Italy.
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