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October 1, 2018 12:50 pm  #1


Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYB-pmNs4VQ

 

October 11, 2018 2:08 pm  #2


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

The purple fabric dye is produced from sea snail which is why purple represents nobility and royalty. Also it is costly, therefore it is not used in country flags. Hope you got the answer!!

 

October 13, 2018 10:52 pm  #3


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

Interesting! Little poor snail http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png






Plenty of countries have added creative elements to their flags, whether it's in the form of a dragon, a machete, or a two-headed eagle. But a design you likely won’t find no matter where you are on Earth is one that includes purple. It’s not because the color is considered universally unfashionable: Its absence from flags has more to do with practicality.

In this video, the educational YouTube page After Skool breaks down the history of the glamorous hue. The first purple dyes were almost entirely sourced from one species of sea snail harvested from a small part of the Mediterranean. It took 10,000 of these snails to produce just a single gram of dye. For this reason, purple was worth more than its weight in gold prior to the 19th century.

While purple garments did exist, they were mainly worn by the supremely wealthy and members of the royal family (hence the term “royal purple”). Though it would have made a bold statement, incorporating purple into flags just wasn’t worth the cost.

The color’s status was forever changed in 1856, when a British university student named William Henry Perkin discovered a way to make purple dye synthetically. It became much more accessible in the years that followed, which is why the handful of flags that do have a splash of purple were all designed after 1900.

Check out the full story from After Skool above. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

Last edited by lieuwe (January 6, 2019 7:11 am)

 

January 24, 2019 1:01 am  #4


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

Because Prince never had his own Country!
 


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March 14, 2019 3:51 pm  #5


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

marcus_clever wrote:

Maybe it is just not that popular. Still, see please this one...

It is the flag of Spain, in the period it was a Republic (I swear I recognized at once) http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

A curiosity that few people know. At the sides of the coat of arms of Spain there are the Pillars of Hercules, with a ribbon around them. This thing, through the Spanish colonial coins, arrived to become the symbol of US Dollar:

http://i65.tinypic.com/1z53pso.jpg

Continuing on the subject of the purple colour on the flags, as far as I know it was used on the flag of the Estonian Governorate, an entity of the Russian Empire, from 1721 to 1917 (196 years!):

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Eestimaa_v%C3%A4rvid.svg/675px-Eestimaa_v%C3%A4rvid.svg.png

Last edited by Pillandia (March 14, 2019 3:53 pm)


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March 18, 2019 7:22 pm  #6


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

In the flag of sexual minorities there is a purple color!

 

April 14, 2019 6:44 pm  #7


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

The purple - a noble color of purple and crimson shades - served as marine gastropods.https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

April 27, 2019 9:22 pm  #8


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

Color of Castilla and that means tradition in Spain.


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October 7, 2019 1:00 pm  #9


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

Very interesting. 

 

October 10, 2019 3:33 am  #10


Re: Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple?

any other idea why a country flag doesnt use a purple colour ? 


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