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Bob Marley, as a popular Rastafarian reggae music artist, blew up the awareness of the Rastafarian flag. People from all corners of the earth, now know that Rasta reggae, is about Jah, and that Jah, is about love! The rasta flag, sits very dear to the heart of a true rasta man, rasta woman, and rasta child.
Reggae music, Rastafari, and the Rastafarian flag:
- rastafarian flags for sale to buy as a gift for your rasta friend
- rasta flags for sale, to decorate your bedroom or altar
- to buy a lion of judah flag of unity, as a symbol of strength
- or to buy rastafarian flag, with a big lion on it
- reggae flag with bob marley, or the rastafarian colors
The colors of the rasta flag stripes are red gold and green, or red yellow and green depending on how you see it. These are also the same colors depicted on the African, Ethiopian flag. Here is the break color down…
- red stands for – The blood shed of the african people
- gold stands for – all the gold and riches that once rested in the earth in africa but exists no longer
- green stands for – the lush green nature of the african land
The rastafarian flag represents love creation and unity.
The Rasta lion has been a big part of the Rastafarian philosophy, and the flag for many years. For me it represents the strength and truth of Rastafari. A lion of the tribe of Judah. A lion is one of the most, independent, strong, confident, yet relaxed animals of the animal kingdom. Not to mention he is beautiful. The rasta lion is indicative of the strength of black people in the face of adversity, and strength of Jah.
“Rastafari” is the beliefs of Rastafarians
Rastafari is the name of the religion of the Rastafarian people. People often refer to it as “Rastafarianism” but this is not its rightful name. Second, “Rastafari” is not a “Religion” Rastafari is a way of life, a love for God, a commitment to truth.
Marijuana Leaf depicted on Rastafarian Flag
The marijuana leaf reggae flag, is a symbol strewn threw out things Jamaican, and things rasta, and things reggae. To those who are not familiar with this herb, it may look like a tree, or a jagged leaf. But basically it is a marijuana leaf. Marijuana is a popular part of Rastafarian culture. Many Rastafarian smoke herb for spirituality, and meditation purposes, some people of Jamaica smoke herb for relaxation. Kind of in the same way those of western society smoke cigarettes. The only difference is, Many Jamaicans prefer a natural way of life, therefore smoking weed is often prefered to the smoking of cigarettes, which are full of toxic additives and chemicals. Buy a marijuana rasta flag here, or a big rastafari flag! Check it out.
Popular rasta reggae music artists of Jamaica:
There are a lot of rasta reggae music singers of Jamaica. There is one in particular, his name is Capleton. He always 9 time out of ten will wear the rasta colors form head to toe. And oh yeah. Capleton is a fantastic, performer. He is full of energy and smart to boot. I love him. The list of reggae music artist who are Rastafarian is very long. From times past to now. Jamaica just seems to squeeze out these talented, gifted artists, easily and abundantly. Of course we know, most of this musical genius, comes from “The most high!” Rastafari!!
1970s Rastafari was just heating up… rasta hats, and other rasta accessories
Having spent 1978 – 1981, I spent the first 3 years of my life being raised over a reggae music “record shop.” The colors of the Rastafarian flag, was something that was a normal part of my everyday life. I remember my Dad would have “rasta man hats for sale” hanging up behind the counter. They would always have the colors red, yellow, and green on them, somewhere. There would be leather rasta hats, knitted ones, small rasta tams, and Big Rasta hats. These things seemed normal to me because I didn’t know anything else.
To own a jamaican Rasta flag was not as popular then as they are now. The thing that was popular then was the “rasta ring” which still excites me now when I think of it. It just so happened that I was in Kensington market the other day ( a popular community of vendors in Toronto, for retro and Caribbean accessories) and stumbled upon a cool shop full of rasta accessories, and rasta paraphernalia. I was so excited to see, rasta jewelry, rasta hats, rasta t-shirts, rasta belts, rasta tams, hear rasta music…I could go on. stepping into that store took me right back to my child hood. The rasta ring which I did not buy that day, (because i bought the rasta earrings instead) with the rasta flag colors on them, never left my memory. I have to go back and get them. I want all Rastafarians, and people who love the rasta culture, to be able to have a rasta ring…I will go back to that store once again.
I have written 2 books on Jamican Culture.
the first one is called How to become a rasta, the other is called how to date a jamaican man, look them up on amazon.com