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by Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002
Granted on 19 December 1986.
Ulvik municipality is situated in Hordaland county.
An ornament consisting of eight lozenges in a rosette is a familiar feature of local arts and crafts, both in wood carving and in textiles. It is also found on the folk costumes of the area. Therefore, the municipality of Ulvik chose this design for its arms and flag. The eight lozenges are in yellow on a field of red. Official grant was given 19 December 1986. The designer was Stein Davidsen.
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 June 2002
Source: The text and image are based on research Engene did for an article published in the German vexillological journal Der Flaggenkurier, No. 2, 1996 [joe96]. Consult this article for detailed references to sources.
Official blazon in Norwegian: "På raud grunn åtte gule spissruter i rosett."
Blazoned in English: "Gules eight Lozenges in Annulet or."
English blazon by Željko Heimer, 9 July 2002
Note that the Norwegian blazon is in Nynorsk, one of the two official written versions of Norwegian. The other version is Bokmål. Nynorsk is the minority version, but official documents, even Royal resolutions, may be written in either.
Jan Oskar Engene, 8 July 2002