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Mad Hatter II
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Flag of Wonderland

Postby Mad Hatter II » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:57 pm

Has anyone ever tried to make a flag of Wonderland? A good flag I mean, one that looks the goods and all AIW:-.

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Re: Flag of Wonderland

Postby Cheshire Dodo » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:48 pm

These are a few thoughts I have had about a 'proper' Wonderland flag, since reading your post:

The encounters Alice has in Wonderland were all derived from places, people, and objects which were around Christ Church in Oxford. So, the Christ Church flag could be used as a basis for the flag.

This is a poor image of the Christ Church flag (on the Flags of the World website)

It does show that it is directly taken from the college’s coat of arms though:

The Christ Church flag's layout and colour scheme are used with the following alterations to the heraldry:
The Leopard Heads: Replaced The Cheshire Cat face
The Red Rose: Remains
The Blackbirds: Replaced with Dodos
The lion: The Sleeping Griffin
The black colour on the background is altered to blue.

The Cheshire Cat and Dodos would symbolise Charles Dodgson / Lewis Carroll
The Red Rose is the Royal flower of Wonderland
The Sleeping Griffin would symbolise that Wonderland is a Dream Creation
The flags background are now the two traditional colours used for Alice's dress (blue and yellow).

I should point out that this is just a very basic idea, thought up in a short time.

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Re: Flag of Wonderland

Postby QueenJabberwocky » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:06 pm

I haven't tried yet but it's such a fun idea! AIW:-)
I thought about incorporating a coat of arms visible in one of Tenniel's illustrations:

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Re: Flag of Wonderland

Postby Mad Hatter II » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:35 am

that's actually a good idea :)

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