A modern version of a Revolutionary War flag, today's New York flag displays the New York State Coat of Arms, adopted in 1778, centered on a dark blue field. The shield on the New York flag depicts a cloudless sky with a rising sun behind three mountains, the highlands of the Hudson River. A three masted, square rigged ship and a Hudson River sloop navigate towards each other on the Hudson River representing commerce. The river is bordered by a grassy shore fringed with shrubs. Beneath the shield on a white ribbon is the New York State Motto, "Excelsior" (Ever Upward), signifying a reach for ever higher goals. Above the shield on the New York flag, the crest shows a Bald Eagle, wings spread, perched atop a globe depicting the northern Atlantic Ocean. The eagle faces right, a good omen. On one side of the shield stands "Justice," her hair decorated with pearls. She is blindfolded and carries a sword in one hand and a scale in the other hand. These symbols represent the impartiality and fairness of justice required to meet out punishment and reward. Justice is clothed in gold with a blue belt edged with red. A loose red robe hangs from her shoulder. Opposite Justice on the New York state flag, stands "Liberty," holding a pole topped with the Phrygian cap. A crown is at her left foot, put there to symbolize the failed control of the British Monarchy. Liberty is clothed in blue and wearing red sandals. Like Justice, a red robe hangs from her shoulder and her unbound hair is decorated with pearls.
Outdoor flags available in nylon (digital dyed) or 2-ply polyester material (screen dyed) to meet the most demanding commercial and residential uses. All outdoor flags are finished with polyester heading and brass grommets. Indoor flags in nylon (digital dyed) with pole hems and available plain or fringed. Stick flags available in lightweight polyester or silk-like material.