Our flags are original handmade items from Indonesia. We import them directly from Bali, where the history of this extraordinary garden decoration has its roots.
The Balinese call these flags "Umbul Umbul", which translates to "tail of the dragon" because their shape is reminiscent of one. They are an important part of ritual activities and celebrations in temples on Bali. The Bali flag originated from the "Penjor", with which the people on Bali decorate their gardens for sacred festivals. The Penjor consists of a long, curved bamboo rod which is firmly anchored in the ground and decorated with palm leaves, so that all neighbors see and enjoy it. There are different names for these flags from Bali: garden flags, Bali flags, Umbul Umbul, dragon flags, Asia flags, prayer flags. "Umbul Umbul" is the name given to traditional Balinese flags. The name "Umbul Umbul" means as much as "tail of the dragon".
Tips on mounting the flagpoles can be found here
Here you will find the garden flag you are looking for. We carry the bali flag in different sizes, colors and designs.
Flagpoles for secure attachment of the bali flag can also be found in our assortment.
We offer exceptional garden decorations for every occasion. An original decoration that not everyone has in their garden. Anyone looking for an Oktoberfest setting is well advised with the Bavarian garden flag. Either small, as a table and flower box decoration or many meters tall, as an impressive alternative to a classic flag. During the Advent season, the Christmas banner provides for atmospheric and festive aspects. This Christmas garden decoration in different sizes is also conveniently available ready to order from us.
Things to know about the Bali flag
The application possibilities of these flags as an Eye-Catcher are many:
as beach banner / beach flag, banner ad, eye-catcher for weddings, birthdays, garden parties, festivities, fairs, city festivals, village festivals and various events.
"Umbul Umbul" is the name given to traditional Balinese flags. The name "Umbul Umbul" means as much as "tail of the dragon".
These flags are, compared to the usual flags in Western culture, much narrower, about four to five meters long and tapered upwards. Their long side is attached to a bamboo pole, the tip is bent down and often decorated with a small bell and mirror.
Traditionally, the Umbul Umbul flag is colored solid. Each color has its special meaning. Depending on the nature of the ceremony other colors are used.
The origin of the Umbul Umbul flag is said to be in the Indian region at the time of Buddha. According to the Indian national epos Ramayana it arose from a dispute between the hero Arjuna and the monkey god Hanuman. The dragons often depicted on the flags symbolize the arrow of the archer Arjuna.
Also in Western culture the communal painting (in rainbow colors or colorful imaginary motives) and subsequent installation of Umbul Umbul flags for various occasions and events, as well as artistic garden decoration has spread in the wake of the esoteric boom in recent years. In part, the custom has already been touristically trivialized and commercialized on Bali. Since 2004, an annual flag festival has been held on Bali, where a large number of the most beautiful flags are displayed.
The colors of Umbul-Umbuls have their own meaning on Bali:
- Red stands for courage,
- Blue means fame,
- White for purity,
- Yellow for eternity,
- Green means peace,
- Black symbolizes power.