The Flag of Huenteche

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The Flag of Huenteche

The flag of Huenteche Territory, selected by the Mapuche organization Aukin Wallmapu Ngulam – Consejo de Todas las Tierras [“Council of all lands”], was adopted in March 1991.

The Flag of Huenteche
The Flag of Huenteche – Chilean Mapuches

Symbolic Significance

  • Blue (kallfü): Signifies life, order, wealth, and the universe. In Mapudungun, it also functions as an adjective that conveys notions of “sacred” or “spiritual.”
  • White (lüq): Symbolises cleansing, healing, and longevity, representing wisdom and prosperity.
  • Red (kelü): Represents strength and power, serving as a symbol of historical significance.
  • Green (karü): Signifies the earth or nature, embodying wisdom, fertility, and the healing power of the land. It is also associated with the symbol of the machi, a Mapuche shaman.
  • Cultrun (kultrung or kultrug), a “Mapuche drum,” serves as a percussion instrument with both ceremonial and social significance. Its flat surface intricately depicts the Earth’s landscape, featuring a circular design that represents the Mapuche cosmovision known as Meli Witran Mapu. Within this design, the four cardinal points, the sun, the moon, and the stars are depicted, symbolizing a profound understanding of the world.

Other Flags of the Mapuche Territories

Flag of Huenteche - Pinterest
Flag of Huenteche – Pinterest