Bunting was originally a lightweight worsted wool fabric used for making flags of the Royal Navy. The origin of the word is uncertain.
Today, "bunting" is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes. The term bunting is also used of a collection of flags, and particularly those of a ship. The bunting is also known as bunting flags, american flag bunting, bunting, bunting uk, buntings, cotton bunting, flag bunting, material bunting.