The Iowa state flag honors the “Hawkeye state’s” origins as a portion of the French Louisiana Territory. A vertical tricolor banner of blue, white and red, the Iowa flag intentionally resembles the national flag of France. For Iowans, the colors take on additional significance with the larger white pane denoting purity or the blank pages of the Iowa’s history yet to be written. The blue symbolizes justice, liberty and truth while red represents for courage. The eagle in the middle of the flag carries a streamer in its beak with the words “Our liberties we praise, and Our Rights we will Protect,’ the Iowa state motto. The Iowa flag was designed by Dixie Cornell Gebhardt and adopted in 1921.
Iowa State flags are available in a variety of types, sizes and fabrics. Outdoor flags are constructed with our durable, lightweight Beacon Nylon and superior, long lasting, beautifully woven Patriarch polyester--both are exclusive Carrot Top flags. Outdoor Beacon Iowa nylon flags wave effortlessly in the slightest wind and dry quickly. These are the most versatile flags available. Outdoor Patriarch Iowa polyester flags are extra tough, skillfully crafted and have the texture of cotton. These flags are built to withstand the harsh elements of the sun, wind, rain, ice and snow.
Indoor Iowa flags are made with our exquisitely fashioned nylon and feature vibrant colors, superb stitching and luxurious gold fringe. A distinguished assortment of flag poles is also available to create the perfect look for home, office or church or for use in parades. Mini 4‚Äùx6‚Äù and miniature 8‚Äùx12‚Äù Iowa flags are also available. The Mini Iowa flags, made with polyester and rayon, come mounted on a black, plastic staffs or dowels. American flag and Iowa state flag lapel pins make great inexpensive gifts to others or personal keepsakes.