Yes, this flag is bad. But before we delve into its fuglitude, I have to acknowledge that it’s the best subnational flag in the whole of Bolivia. Here’s a brief look at the competition.
While I have to give Chuquisaca some credit for originality, and it is completely apparent that Bolivian vexillologist are completely lacking in creativity, this just isn’s a good flag. It looks like someone designed it to look like a baseball. Without ever seeing a baseball firsthand. Maybe Evo Morales heard from Fidel Casrto about this sport of baseball and described the white orb in fleeting detail.
Failing its resemblance to a baseball, it just seems like a bit of a wreck. The initial idea of barbed wire (that’s what it is, right?) instead of straight lines is a nice departure from the norm. But when those two lines intersected in the middle, it kind of jumbles together into an assymmetrical and unappealing knot. Maybe no one will notice…oh – we noticed.