The “European Flagwaving Archive” is a digital project produced by flagwavers and flagwaving-enthusiasts with the aim of archiving flagwaving sequences and information about flagwaving or flag throwing.
We focus on flagwaving movements and the material required for this. Heraldry and flag inscriptions are not included in the archive.
Flagwaving sequences/Choreography are archived as videos and/or written descriptions.
In addition, we also try to collect as much published material related to flagwaving as possible. We focus specifically on flagwaving in Europe.
More information can be find in our manifest.
At the International Vendeltreffen in Gotha (Whitsun 2017), Stefaan Princen talked – over a bite to eat and a pint - with flagwavers from different countries about the loss of flagwaving movements and sequences.
Because he had started filming sequences very early himself as a method of preserving them, he suggested writing everything down and perhaps storing the record centrally.
Doing this would draw attention to the problem and provide a feasible solution to the need for preservation of the tradition that every flagwaving group is aware of both at home and abroad.