The figure of the flag thrower was born at the end of the fifteenth century during the war period. Among the troops, the flag was in a tactical position being used as a landmark during the battle. The flag throwers threw and waved their flags to signal the most suitable moment to attack, to suggest the actions to be done during the battle and to mark its most significant moments.
As the ages passed by, the flag throwers changed its past roles becoming part of the folklore and of the shows that are held up until now.
The Contrada della Cerva flag throwers group was born in 2003 to set up exhibitions in the squares together with the same Contrada della Cerva musicians group. The colours of their flags are yellow and black and in their centre there stands the symbol of a deer and an arrow.