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Brantgum (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Brantgum village

Flag: White with a red diagonal stripe from hoist-top to fly-bottom of 1/3 flagheight, on which a yellow brush pointing towards the hoist.
Brantgum is in Dongeradeel, just northwest of the city of Dokkum. The diagonal stripe refers to the old municipality flag of Westdongeradeel and to the road from Dokkum to Holwerd. The brush is the symbol of Brantgum's most famous inhabitant, the painter Ids Wiersma
Jarig Bakker, 1 September 1999

Brantgum Coat of Arms

[Brantgum Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004

Description: "In silver a red right-diagonal, charged with a golden brush pointing upwards, with in white sinister a red fleur-de-lis and dexter a red six-spoked wheel.
Ids Wiersma's brush is pointing upwards, as painters usually do. The Catherine's wheel refers to the church's patron saint. The fleur-de-lis is from the arms of the Rinnerda family.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"