So, the flag is beautiful initially. It has been on our flagpole for a couple months and has faded considerably. Not black any more… more a grayish-brown now. Also, the flag is really designed to be hung more as a banner than a flag… if you fly it as a flag, the two extra grommets tear out by flopping around in the wind. So, our flag is now faded and there are torn holes where the grommets used to be.