The national flag of Estonia is a tricolour featuring three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white. In Estonian, it is colloquially called the "sinimustvalge" (literally "blue-black-white"), after the colours of the bands.
There are a number of interpretations attributed to the colours of the flag. A historical interpretation of the colours has blue representing ancient freedom, black symbolising lost independence and white, the promise of a brighter future. Another interpretation made popular by the poetry of Martin Lipp is as follows:
* blue: vaulted blue sky above the native land;
* black: attachment to the soil of the homeland as well as the fate of Estonians – for centuries black with worries;
* white: hard work, purity, commitment, and (most likely) white sails of ships
Most mass-produced flags are commonly 150x90cm / 5x3' or 90x60cm / 3x2', which will often vary from the official size ratio. We now offer a custom-manufactured official size option for our many of our flags.