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FLAGS OF SULU BEFORE 1899 - PART 3

SULU SULTANATE FLAGS AND SYMBOLS

"SAMBULAYAN"CAPTURED IN THE ISLAND OF TAPUL BY THE SPANISH TROOPS, MAY.25.1887
On this "Sambulayan" we can see a human figure and other symbols who resembling" the tree of life".

FLAG OF " PIRATAS JOLOANOS " CAPTURED IN THE ISLAND OF PATA BY THE SPANISH SOLDIERS IN SEPTEMBER 20- 1887
This flag has the typical structure of the flags of Sulu, the central motif is maybe a personal symbol of the Chief of the rebels

FLAG OF THE SULTANATE

This flag, at present in a great spanish museum (Museo Naval de Madrid " ) is the flag of the Sultanate of Sulu, the symbol on its center is the stylized Mecca door with "okir or Ukil" motifs.

DRAWING OF THE SULTANATE FLAG OF THE MUSEO NAVAL DE MADRID *

FLAG CAPTURED BY SPANISH IN THE FORT OF THE SULTAN OF SULU, FEB. 28.1851

This flag is very interesting because is the flag or Standard of the Sultan of Sulu, on the central symbol there is a stylized animal, (maybe a "kalabaw " ) apparently in contrast with the islamic believe , where to represent animals or human figures is forbidden .

ILLUSTRATION OF A "MALAY CHIEF " FROM JOLO






















* Drawing of Tony Jones

IRANUN WARRIOR

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