Coat of arms of Kuwait
Most recently, Kuwait's main official emblem celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Over the years, the country has made significant progress in economic and cultural development. The main symbol has remained unchanged, since it is based on ancient signs. And their significance does not lose its relevance over time..
Access to the world's oceans
For Kuwait, access to the sea is very important; part of the country's territory is washed by the waters of the Persian Gulf. This means that there is an opportunity to establish commercial and passenger shipping, trade with other countries..
That is why sea symbols appeared on the coat of arms - waves and a boat, called a dhow or dhow. It is a traditional Arabian craft, lightweight but very durable as it is made of teak wood. Such a plan ships were common not only in Arab countries, but also in India and East Africa. At the same time, Kuwait's Middle Eastern neighbors, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, also put dhows on their coats of arms..
The composition of the Kuwaiti coat of arms is not entirely traditional, although it contains well-known elements that are quite often used in world heraldry: the golden eagle; sea waves and clouds; boat; state flags; inscription - the name of the country.
The coat of arms is a round shield with a stylized seascape inside. For the image of the sky and the sea, a combination of blue and white was used, which together look very harmonious. Here, inside the shield, on top, there is an inscription on a white ribbon - the name of the state.
The original on the coat of arms can be called a golden falcon. Traditionally, this bird of prey (falcon, eagle, golden eagle) is depicted standing on powerful paws or flying, soaring. The Kuwaiti falcon, as it were, holds a shield on its shoulders, wings spread wide. On his chest is another heraldic shield painted in the colors of the national flag..
The symbolism of the colors of the flag of this Arab state is known; it does not differ much from European interpretations. The red stripe reminds of the blood shed in the battles for independence, the black one - of the battlefields. Green is Kuwaiti pastures, in a broader sense, it symbolizes hope, rebirth, prosperity.