When we create new crafts here on A Crafty Arab blog, it’s always fun to think of ways we can reproduce the different Arab flags. We thought we would try the Yemeni flag (Arabic: علم اليمن) .
The Republic of Yemen is the second largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east-northeast. Yemen’s territory includes more than 200 islands.
The Yemeni flag is made up of three colors: red, white and black. The red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs and unity, the white for a bright future and the black for the dark past.
On May 22, 1990, North Yemen and South Yemen were unified and the current flag was adopted. Yemen joined the Arab League on on 5 May 1945 and the capital is Sana’a.
Today we thought we’d create a Yemeni flag trivet. A trivet is an object placed between a hot bowl or tea kettle, and a wood surface, to protect it from damage.
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