This signal flag represents K (Kilo). Over the years it must have torn, and a small piece is missing from one corner. It has been sewn by a previous owner to prevent it from fraying.
Nearly all maritime nations recognise the same flag signal alphabet. They were used to spell out short messages to each other between ships.
Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they were used to dress up ships for ceremonial and festive occasions.
Today they make great coastal home decor and are meant to stand up to the ocean winds. They are all sewn, not printed, and this one is made from a cotton blend. Strong & light-weight.
Measures approx: 130cm x 170cm