THE COAT OF ARMS

The Star (St. Lucia) - - NATIONAL DAY -

The coat of arms was de­signed by Syd­ney Bagshaw, the orig­i­nal owner of Bagshaw’s Silk Screen­ing Stu­dio and re­tired artist from Reader’s Di­gest mag­a­zine. The rose stands for the seven times the is­land was un­der Bri­tish colo­nial rule, while the fleur-de-lis rep­re­sents the seven times the is­land be­longed to the French. The three-legged stool is the African stool, a re­minder of the vast her­itage and cul­ture in­her­ited from that con­ti­nent. The par­rot de­picted on the coat of arms is the unique Saint Lu­cian Par­rot, Ama­zona Ver­si­color, a sym­bol of the won­der­ful as­pects of na­ture to be dis­cov­ered is­land-wide.

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