Flag

silk flag of the Chinese Empire during the Ch'ing Dynasty. On the white silk, the background is printed in yellow with recess of a dragon-shaped figure in which, in slightly smaller size, the five-clawed imperial dragon is depicted in purplish blue. Belly scales are red. The flag is hemmed on a sewing machine. \This type of flag was in use from 1889-1911. Prior to that, flags were usually rectang…