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[Flag of Ås]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

[Flag of Ås]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 February 2016

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Ås.
Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Thanks to Željko, here is second (possible) variant of flag of Ås.
Tomislav Šipek, 04 February 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Ås]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 February 2016

Blazon: I rødt tre sølv spissruter, to over en. In English: Gules three lozenges argent two over one.
Approved by the royal resolution of 23 July 1982 after a drawing by Truls Nygaard, after an idea by the Ås history society and municipal culture department. [c2j87]
The three lozenges are also interpreted to stand for the three parishes in the municipality: Ås, Nordby and Kroer.
The municipal web site recounts that the design was originally made by Aase Weydahl-Ottesen, showing the so called Nøstvet axes - a stone age tools some 7000 years old, found it 1879 at Sjøskogen near the farm after which they are called. The State Archives rejected the design, but suggested that lozenges may be used to symbolically represent the axes. The design signed with Aa.W.O. was approved in the State Archives in June 1981, and then Nygaard finalized the drawings and prepared a flag and seal designs. The document above also shows drawings of the actual axes, same one as depicted in [c2j87]
This document shows the original approved design, although unsigned (apparently by Nygaard, who was probably reluctant to claim it for its own, as he simply redrew them), and here is his mayor's seal signed "T.N.81"
The rules for use of the coat of arms and the flag state that the flag is to be in rectangular or square format (not helping us much :)
Željko Heimer, 03 February 2016