"Made from 100% SolarGuard Nylon, America's No. 1 choice for Flags. Heading is sturdy duck with strong brass grommets. Durable and fast-drying, the dyed design conforms to official state specifications. Available in five sizes. The Union Jack was Hawaii's Flag until 1816 when Hawaii was under British protection. The Union Jack remains in the canton of the Hawaii Flag, the rest of the Flag consisting of varying numbers of red, white and blue stripes. In 1845 the number of stripes became eight, each stripe representing one of the main islands in the Hawaiian chain."