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The flag of Haňovice at this site has to the left three columns, while in Petr Exner's VexLex there are four. The description is the same. What is the correct image?
Jarig Bakker, 28 Nov 2001
Hard to say.
According to description on the site reported by you both versions are correct. The text next to flag doesn't give the number of bars. How is it possible? I think that also the flag was designed by an heraldist.
Karel Schwarzenberg has written, that "our old fathers sometimes stripped their arms as they wanted". He meant by that, that heraldry was not such an exact science and the artistical feeling was also important thing.
The bars (I can not say "fretty" field, because the bars are not per bend and per bend sinister, while e.g. in case of Prostějov, where I used this term is it so) are symbolic depiction of Saint Lawrence´s grill (Vavřinec in Czech). St. Lawrence was Patron Saint of Haňovice village. He is also main figure in depicted local seal.
The other figures are derivations from local landlords. The silver pile in red is taken from the arms of Olomouc bishops (for other examples see Kroměříž, Mohelnice, District Šumperk, Osoblaha, Dlouhá Loučka municipalities). The fleur de lys is taken of the Coat of Arms of noble family "ze Zástřizl" ("of Zástřizly"). In original colours we can see this flower in coat of arms of Buchlovice, district Uherské Hradiště. BTW - Zástřizls were in 16.th Cent. lords on Buchlov Castle on a hill over Buchlovice. The castle is now National Cultural Monument.
Ales Krizan, 28 Nov 2001
The official description mentioned only that the white stripe along the mast is white with a blue lattice (grid). The number of the rods is not determined. The picture which was sent to the Parliament had three vertical and seven horizontal rods. The picture on the www-pages is corresponding to the official description too.
Petr Exner, 29 Nov 2001