Cuban Coat of Arms on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Coat of Arms of Cuba is the official and formal heraldic sign of Cuba. It comprises of a shield that is bordered on its one side by an oak arch and on the other side by a wreath. The shield is attached on Fasces that is covered on the top by the Phrygian Cap. Fasces is a symbol of power, authority and power. The shield is segregated into three divisions: the top and the two sides. The top portion shows a key in a blue sea and two rocks are placed on its ends and a rising sun can also be seen on it. One portion of the shield shows white and blue stripes and the other portion shows a tree in a desert.
Interpretation of Divisions on the Shield on Cuban Coat of Arms
The sea between two rocks on the top part of the shield on Cuban Coat of Arms represents Cuba's geographical position between the Yucatan Peninsula and Florida. Moreover, the beautiful, bright rising sun in the backdrop signifies the emergence of the new republic of Cuba. The white and blue stripes on the left hand side of the Cuban Coat of Arms are representative of the situation of Cuba in terms of its segregation into states during the colonial period. The division on the right hand side shows a royal palm in a desert, which represents a country scene of Cuba.
Interpretation of Phrygian cap and Branches on the Cuban Coat of Arms
The Phrygian Cap is also known as liberty cap and it symbolizes the freedom received by Cuba from Spanish control. On one side of the shield is a branch of Oak tree, which symbolizes the strength, and power of the nation. The laurel wreath on the shield's other side signifies glory and honor.