20% trends, 80% me — that is my personal home furnishings motto. But the flag trends that has been huge for the last few years – and is still going strong – never really manged to get my attention. Or so I thought, until I saw this…
Nope, not another Union Jack or Stripes and Stars galore but a simple Red Cross flag. I like the look and I like what the Red Cross represents – “Vote for Humanity”.
This is what we all should know about The Red Cross:
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a private humanitarian institution founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. It has today approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide responsible for protecting human life and health, ensuring respect for all human beings, and preventing and alleviating human suffering, without any discrimination.
And this is what we all should know about the flag:
The Red Cross emblem was officially approved in Geneva in 1863.
The Red Cross flag is often confused with the Flag of Switzerland which is the opposite of it (white cross on red). In 1906, to put an end to the argument of Turkey that the flag took its roots from Christianity, it was decided to promote officially the idea that the Red Cross flag had been formed by reversing the federal colours of Switzerland.
I won this vintage Red Cross flag on Ebay yesterday, for a song.
(The red background is just fabric to better show off the white).
Now I have to figure out where to place the flag and how to display it. Shall I stretch it on a canvas like below?
Or frame it?
Or let it hang “free”?
I am leaning towards letting the flag “float” in a large acrylic frame box (see below — via The Dallas Frame House). It will cost mega bucks (probably 10 time more than the flag!) but I like the flag to be both a symbol and an art piece. The graphic design of the cross is so iconic.
What would you do? Quite curious to hear.
Sorry to my blog friends for my total lack of presence in blog land lately. I have been insanely busy. But I plan to catch up – starting today.
Hugs to everyone!