Banner o Estonie
The naitional banner o Estonie (Estonie: Eesti lipp) is a tricolour featurin three equal horizontal baunds o blue (top), black, an white. The normal size is 105 × 165 cm. In Estonian it is colloquially cawed the "sinimustvalge" (literally "blue-black-white") , efter the colours o the baunds.
There are a number o interpretations attributit tae the colours o the banner. A historical interpretation o the colours haes blue representin auncient freedom, black seembolizin lost unthrildom an white, the promise o a brichter future. Anither interpretation made popular bi the poetry o Martin Lipp is as follaes:
- blue: vaultit blue sky abuin the native land;
- black: attachment tae the soil o the hameland as well as the fate o Estonians – for centuries black wi worries;
- white: haurd wirk, purity, commitment, an (maist likely) white sails o ships
The shade o blue is defined in the Estonian banner law as follaes: Blue tone is on the internaitional PANTONE table o colours 285 C.
CMYK equivalents: C=91, M=43, Y=0, K=0
- "Flag of Estonia: History of the Estonian Flag", Estonian Free Press. (in English)