Tobacco Stick Civil War NC Flag
Own a piece of history with this Civil War NC flag made from North Carolina tobacco sticks. During the Civil War, North Carolina adopted a new state flag as shown here. The dates on the flag are of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (a whole other history lesson in itself) and the date of North Carolina’s secession from the Union.
The tobacco industry has been an integral part of North Carolina for centuries. Just a few decades ago, tobacco sticks were handcrafted by farmers. Bundles of tobacco leaves were tied to the sticks and hung to dry. Due to modern advances, drying techniques have changed, and tobacco sticks are no longer needed. They are becoming increasingly difficult to find, which makes items such as this flag both historically and decoratively valued.
To create this flag, tobacco sticks are individually measured and cut. They are hand painted (yes, including each and every word) and then distressed to create the North Carolina flag shown here. Attached wire in the back makes for easy hanging.
Flags measure approximately 13″ tall, 24″ wide, and 1″ thick. Because each flag is handcrafted, yours may vary slightly from the one pictured. Flags are carefully packaged in cardboard boxes for shipping. Made to order. Please allow up to 2 weeks production time.