Gallery of flags by design

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Polski: Galeria flag ułożonych według wzorów

Divisions of the field[edit]

Undivided[edit]

Plain[edit]

Charged[edit]

Vertical (Per pale)[edit]

Biband, vertical[edit]

Triband, vertical[edit]

Multiband, vertical[edit]

Horizontal (Per fess)[edit]

Biband, horizontal[edit]

Triband, horizontal[edit]

Multiband, horizontal[edit]

Tribar[edit]


Multibar[edit]

Diagonal (Per bend)[edit]

For tri/multi-color flag with diagonal bars (bends), see #Ordinaries > #Bend, below

Quartered (Per cross)[edit]


Quadrisected off-center (Per cross asymmetric)[edit]

Diagonally quartered (Per saltire)[edit]

Triangle (Per chevron and/or Per pile throughout)[edit]

(For [triangle + biband] see #Divisions of the field > #Per pall, below)

Wedge (Per chevron)[edit]

See also #Charges > #Gusset below

Pile throughout[edit]

Per pall[edit]

Wave[edit]

Horizontal[edit]

Vertical[edit]


Diagonal[edit]

See also #Variations of lines > #Wavy/undy and #Enarched/embowed

Tau (t-shape)[edit]

Gusset[edit]

Variations of the field[edit]

Stripes[edit]

This list is incomplete - for a more complete listing refer to Gallery of striped flags

Horizontal (barry)[edit]

For rainbow flags, see #Divisions of the field > #Horizontal (Per fess) > #Multiband, horizontal

Vertical (paly)[edit]

Diagonal (bendy)[edit]

Chevronny[edit]

Checkered (Chequy)[edit]

Lozengy[edit]

(For lozenges as #Charges see #Diamond (rhomboid/lozenge))

Mascles[edit]

Gyronny[edit]

Of six[edit]

Of eight[edit]

Of ten[edit]

Of twelve[edit]

Of sixteen[edit]

Of twenty-four[edit]

Of twenty-eight[edit]

Ray[edit]

For the Flag of the Seychelles and similar, see #Divisions of the field > #Triangle (Per chevron and/or Per pile) > #Pile

Semé[edit]

NB: In European heraldry, a field or charge 'semé' by ermine, as in the traditional flag of Brittany (Bretagne) above, is technically not a variation of the field but a 'tincture' (color) of a particular type - a 'fur'.

Vair[edit]

NB: Like the ermine above, in European heraldry the vair is technically not a variation of the field but a 'tincture' (color) of a particular type - a 'fur'.

Charges[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Cross[edit]

Symmetric[edit]


Symmetric + Saltire[edit]

See also #Saltire below

Asymmetric/Nordic/Latin[edit]

See also #Overall Shape of the Flag (Nonrectangular variants), below, for swallowtail variants.
For a fuller list see Nordic cross flag

Asymmetric/Nordic + Saltire[edit]
Latin cross, vertical[edit]
Latin cross, horizontal[edit]
Greek[edit]
Flanchis[edit]
Saltire[edit]
Maltese cross / St. John's Cross[edit]
Cross pattée / St. John's Cross[edit]
Cross Bottony[edit]
Cross of Lorraine[edit]
Brigid's cross[edit]


Forked cross[edit]

See also #Charges > #Pall


Tau cross[edit]

See also #Divisions of the field > #Tau (t-shape)

Pale[edit]

See also #Divisions of the field > #Triband, vertical, above

Vertical bar(s)[edit]

Fess[edit]

Horizontal Bar(s)[edit]

See also #Ordinaries > #Chief

Bend[edit]

For flags with diagonally bisected fields (bicolor fields divided diagonally), see #Divisions of the field > #Diagonal (Per bend), above

Bend dexter[edit]
Bend sinister[edit]

Chevron[edit]

See #Triangle and Chevron

Bordure[edit]

Orle or Tressure[edit]

Pile[edit]

See #Divisions of the field > #Triangle (Per chevron and/or Per pile) > #Pile and #Shapes > #Triangle and Chevron below

Pall[edit]

See also #Forked cross

Canton[edit]

Canton - French Tricolore[edit]
Canton - Union Jack[edit]

See also Category:Union Jack cantons

Canton - Union Jack – Historical Flags[edit]
Canton - Square in shape[edit]

Chief[edit]

Escutcheon (Shield-form of a Coat of Arms)[edit]

For depictions of actual shields, see #Charges > #Artificial charge > #Shield or weapon

Shapes[edit]

Square[edit]

See also #Ordinaries > #Cantons > #Canton - Square by shape; #Variations of the field > #Checkered (Chequy)
And see also International maritime signal flags

Triangle and Chevron[edit]