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image by Elias Granqvist
The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms granted in 1560, revised grant on 21 January 1944.
The flag of Närke is a banner of arms, just like all other Swedish provincial
flags. The arrows are of a type called "skäkta", with triangular points (a difference
to note when comparing these to the arrows in the arms and flag of Dalecarlia).
The roses are probably just added to fill out the field.
Elias Granqvist, 28 December 2002
Official blazon in Swedish: "I rött fält två korslagda pilar av guld med spetsar av silver, i varje vinkel åtföljda av en ros av silver."
Blazoned in English: "Gules between four Roses Argent two Arrows in saltire Or
points upward pointed Argent."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 2 October 2000