3’x4′ premium 100D polyester flag with a white header and two grommets. The streamers are heat cut. Four rows of stitches on the fly and two rows on the top, bottom, and header side. The image is screen printed and appears on both sides.
In 2003, Patriotic Flags was the first company to ever have polyester Viking Raven banners made for sale in the United States. Since then we have collaborated with major import companies to have different versions made.
This Viking Raven banner is based on historical artifacts and descriptions. Vikings from Denmark and Norway used ravens frequently. The raven was a symbol of the Norse/German allfather Odin/Wotan.
The use of the Raven Banner by Danish and Norwegian Vikings is documented by the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, one of the Icelandic Sagas, the Annals of St. Neots, the Bayeux Tapestry, other church records, and two pennies minted by a Norse-Gaelic King in the 940s.
The first recorded instance of Vikings using a Raven banner is in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. In 878 it reports that Danish Vikings, who had arrived in Wessex, flew one.
Óláfr Sigtryggsson, king of Dublin and Northumbria in the mid 10th Century, minted two different pennies that depicted Raven Banners.
3’x5′ flags are 3ft x 5ft, 36in. by 60in, 91cm by 152cm, 1yard by 1.7yard. This is the most common size flag you see hanging on porches, small flag poles, hanging at festivals, and inside of bars and restaurants.