The flag of Mali is a tricolor with three equal vertical stripes. From the hoist, the colors are green, gold, and red, the pan-African colors. The current flag was adopted on March 1, 1961. The original flag was adopted on April 4, 1959, when Mali joined the Mali Federation. This flag was the same, except the golden stripe had a human stick figure, a kanaga, in black, with arms raised to the sky. The figure was removed because of Islamic aniconism, the belief against making pictures of the human figure.
4″ x 6” rayon flag mounted on a 10” black plastic staff with a gold spear tip, base sold separately.