The design is a combination of fabric appliques and exquisitely detailed embroidery. And it's on both front and back sides of this 360 denier polyester double thickness flag. These flags are heavier than most others on the market and will hold up longer. Double applique flag fabrics are either satin-smooth or a burlap texture; sometimes a combination of both. Flag will retain its color and beauty for years if displayed in shade or semi-shade, and is rainproof.