The Kentucky state flag consists of the Commonwealth's seal on a navy blue field with the words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" in a half circle above the seal and sprigs of goldenrod, the state flower, in a half circle below the seal. The seal portrays two Kentuckians, a pioneer and a statesman, shaking hands in friendship, signifying the Commonwealth's motto, "United We Stand Divided We Fall."
Kentucky flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.