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Haskerhorne (The Netherlands)

Skarsterlân municipality, Fryslân province

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[Haskerhorne village] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 Jun 2007
adopted 2007; design: R.J. Broersma
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Haskerhorne village

Haskerhorne is now part of De Fryske Marren municipality.
Valentin Poposki, 23 December 2023

Haskerhorne (Frisian: Haskerhoarne) is a village in the municipality of Skarsterlân, Fryslân province in the Netherlands. Until 1983 it belonged to the municipality of Haskerland.

Coat of Arms: Per fess argent and or a fess gules, in chief with a hare saliant and a duck naiant, all gules; in base two oakleaves vert, placed as a turned chevron.

Flag: two equally high stripes of white and green, in tophoist a red running hare.

Both were designed for the centenarian celebration of the Society of Village Interests (Doarbsbelang) Haskerhorne and the edition of a book on village history. They were based on an old design by Mr. van Heiningen, and Doarbsbelang was asked for its opinion. Doarbsbelang produced a good drawing, well motivated: the villagename ("hare in the corner") was taken as foundation; the duckcage in the Wyldehoarne near the village became the second element.
Furthermore it wanted mention of the road to Joure as the "artery" of the village and the wooded environment in the arms. The "Jousterwei" became a red bar in the arms, as it runs west - east. Thus the arms can be read as the geography of the village. Red refers to the artery and the original cobbles.

Below the red bar two oakleaves were drawn, symbolizing the woody environment. The placement as a chevron is for esthetical reasons. The color yellow (or) refers to the sandy soil, white (argent) was taken to connect with Oudehaske. The red color of the animals was chosen as the color on the oldest known arms of the "gritenij" (municipality) of Haskerland.

The flag is a simple rendition of the arms. In the corner ("horne") is the hare, while the "Jousterwei" is shown by the horizontal division; the woody environment is reflected by the green stripe. The flag is closely connected to the one of nearly Oudehaske.
Source: Municipal e-zine., letter by R.J.Broersma.
Jarig Bakker, 23 June 2007

Haskerhorne Coat of Arms

[Haskerhorne Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 June 2007
adopted 2007; design: R.J. Broersma