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SULU SULTANATE FLAGS AND SYMBOLS


SULU FLAG 1 *
This moro battle flag with crescent and star is in the collections of the Flag Heritage Foundation, U.S.A.; the flag was obtained in 1976 by Dr. Clarence R. Rungee, he obtained the flag probably in 1950 from a family witch had saved it as a war souvenir from someone who served during the moro insurrections of 1898 - 1906.
The crescent appears on flags only after 1899.

SULU FLAG 2
This flag , now in a private collection in Orem, , Utah was reputedly captured by Captain Frank W. Jennings , Battery C, 1st Utah light Artillery . .
The shape of the stars (in this case four pointed stars )seems do not have particular meaning; sometimes it depends on the fancy of the people who made the flag.

SULU FLAG 3
Kris and spear are (with the barung ) some of the traditional arms of the Sulu area.
On the moro battle flag or Sultanate of Sulu battle flag we can find them in two different positions: crossed or with kris and spear parallel.
This flag is in the collections of the Chicago Field Museum, acquired from Major Louis Fuch in 1906.

SULU FLAG 4
This Sulu flag is in the Chicago Field Museum, U.S.A. we can note the stylized shape of the spear and the stars.
The flag was acquired from Major Louis Fuch in 1906.

SULU FLAG 5

This is one of the few flags known of a Sulu battle flag with flowers.
The stylized flowers are very common in the flags of the Sultanate before 1899; sometimes the four or five petals of the flowers are in number of five (the five territories of the Sultanate of Sulu ) but always on the white stripe at the hoist of the flag.

SULU FLAG 6

Another typical Sultanate battle flag with kris , simbilan and five stars; note the blue canton parallel to the blue stripe at the hoist.





















* Drawings 1 / 18 by Jaume Olle'

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