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Draplin Design Co., North America



First and foremost about New Mexico: Get a load of their flag! Pretty much the best one going. So good.

REQUIRED READING ON THE NEW MEXICO STATE FLAG: The simple and meaningful design features an interpretation of an ancient symbol of the sun as found on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This red symbol is called a “Zia” and is centered on a field of yellow.

Four is the sacred number of the Zia and can be found repeated in the four points radiating from the circle. The number four is embodied in the four points of the of the compass, North, East, South and West; in the four seasons of the year Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter; in the 24 hours of each day by sunrise, noon, evening and night; by four seasons of life, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. The Zia also believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of people/family. All of these things are bound together within the circle of life.

The red and yellow colors are the colors of Isabel of Castilla brought to the continent by the Spanish Conquistadors. From this link.

My apologies for just grabbing the text above and copy-n-pasting it here, but, I just had to have that description on my site. It’s just that good.

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Having a good time in Santa Fe. More words about my adventure when I get back to that Midwest.

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“Sounds like what bands from Minneapolis typically sound like, but not that good.” We disagree! Minneapolis’ own Evening Rig. Looking forward to their album release. Heck yeah, Jason!

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Hey buddy-

Thanks for the shout out and Happy Birthday to your young sexy self.

swings and misses-

Posted by: The Evening Rig on 10/15/07 at 2:44 PM

such a beaut of a flag…thanks for the love


Posted by: sean on 10/17/07 at 12:51 PM

If you’re in Santa Fe, drop by and say hello sometime! Love your work.

Posted by: Duane on 11/26/07 at 12:17 PM
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