French Polynesia and Tahiti outdoor flags are USA made of nylon flag material and are finished with a canvas heading and two brass grommets on the hoist side, 2 rows of stitching top and bottom sides and 4 rows of stitching on the fly side. They are attached to the flagpole by means of a halyard (rope) and flag snaps, or to smaller poles with flag fasteners. Standard sizes for outdoor international flags are 2x3 ft, 3x5 ft, 4x6 ft, 5x8 ft and 6x10 ft. A 12"x18" boat flag is available for Tahiti.
French Polynesia and Tahitit indoor flags are made to order.
Available in 3x5 ft and 4x6 ft. nylon, and feature a pole sleeve with a flannel liner and a tab sewn inside the sleeve. The tab attaches to a hook or screw a top of the parade or display flagpole to keep the flag from sliding down the pole. Indoor and parade flags are finished with two-inch gold rayon fringe. These flags are also available with a pole sleeve only with no fringe (made to order, allow 2 weeks). All indoor flags are USA made.
3x5 ft indoor flags are typically displayed on either 7 ft or 8 ft poles. 4x6 ft indoor flags are typically displayed on 9 ft poles. Poles are available in polished hardwood and either silver or gold anodized aluminum. Indoor floor stands are available in either weighted ABS plastic or cast metal in gilt, brass or chrome finishes. Flagpole finials for indoor / parade poles are available in ABS plastic and both brass or chrome metal finishes.
The flag colors are red and white, traditional Polynesian colors. Two wide horizontal bands above and below a wider white band in the ratio of 1:2:1. Same color and layout for the Tahiti flag. The French Polyneisa flag has a crest centered on the white band. The crest is comprised of a Polynesian canoe riding on a blue/white wave pattern and under gold/white rays of the sun.
Year Adopted: 1984 (unofficial flag)
French Polynesia and Tahiti are semi-automonous overseas departments of France lying in the South Pacific and officially they fly the flag of France.
Vessels registered in French Polynesia are
required to fly the flag of France, there is no offiicially recognized ensign for French Polynesia. French Polynesian flags are displayed at institutional and government buildings along with the national flag of France, but not alone.
Tahiti flag: a variant of the flag of the Kingdom of Tahiti, in use 1829-1842. Use was actually prohibited by France in the 1970's. Use is currently allowed, but not official.