What kind of flag is this?
July 26, 2005 9:15 AM   Subscribe

What flag is a black and white American flag, with black triangles instead of stars?

Sorry that I can't find any pictures. I saw this flag flown many, many times by the ecstatic, insane fans during the Tour de France. I'm inclined to believe that it is an anti-american flag, but I can't find anything about it. Anyone have any information on this flag, its meaning, its origins?
posted by scazza to Grab Bag (6 answers total)
It was probably the flag of Brittany.
posted by Marit at 9:32 AM on July 26, 2005

Closest match from the Flag Identificator is Brittany, which seems plausible.
posted by hilker at 9:33 AM on July 26, 2005

Here's another picture.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:04 AM on July 26, 2005

That's definitely Brittany, as other people have said.
posted by ruby.aftermath at 10:10 AM on July 26, 2005

The modern design of the Brittany flag must be it. I've looked through a lot of the Tour photography and can't find anything to compare.

posted by scazza at 10:11 AM on July 26, 2005

The "black Triangles" are a Heraldic Charge called "Ermine Spots"
posted by anastasiav at 11:45 AM on July 26, 2005

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