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Indonesia - princely states

Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

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Aceh

National Flag, Aceh

Flag of Atjeh by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: 18th century.

Abolished: ?.

War Flag, Aceh

Atjeh war flag by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: 18th century.

Abolished: ?.

War Standard, Aceh

The "war standard" of my pages is named "war ensign" by McMeekin:

Atjeh war standard by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: 18th century.

Abolished: ?.

National Standard, Aceh

Atjeh National standard by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: 18th century.

Abolished: ?.

Other important person's standard, Aceh

Atjeh important people standard by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Arabieren Standard, Aceh

Atjeh arabieren standard by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1 ?.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ?.

The flags below are included in McMeekin's book about old Indonesian States. They are attributed to Aceh, but no indication of use or era.

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1997

 

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1997

 

One of the war's flags :

[Aceh - war's flag] by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1997

 

another one of the war's flags :

[Aceh - war's flag] by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1997

 

State flags:

[Aceh - state flag] by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1997

 

On my pages I showed a plain red flags, labelled merchant flags. McMeekin says that is the naval ensign. McMeekin shows two merchant flags:

[Aceh] by Jaume Ollé, 14 December 1997

 

[Aceh - Merchant] by Jaume Ollé, 14 December 1997

McMeekin reported two municipal flags:

[Aceh - municipal] by Jaume Ollé, 14 December 1997

 

[Aceh - municipal] by Jaume Ollé, 14 December 1997

 

Sultan's Flag :

[Aceh - sultan] by Jaume Ollé, 17 December 1997

 

Sultan's Flag (variant):

[Aceh - sultan] by Jaume Ollé, 17 December 1997

 

Sultan's Standard (variant):

[Aceh - sultan] by Jaume Ollé, 17 December 1997

 

Another Sultan's Standard :

[Aceh - sultan]by Jaume Ollé, 17 December 1997

 

Variant flag from Ar Banniel

In a 1996 issue of the Breton journal "Ar Banniel" is a paper entitled "Gwenn ha Du" (Black and White) by W. Smith. The paper is intended to destroy a legend claiming that the Breton flag is the only black and white flag in the world. It includes a plain black flag attributed to "Atcheh" (Aceh):

[Aceh] by Ivan Sache, 2 August 1999

Aceh - 1496 flag

[Aceh] image located by John McMeekin, 6 December 2010

The 407 year old Flag of Acheh 1496-1903.
John McMeekin, 6 December 2010


Amar (Manawaka)

Raja's Standard

Standard of Amar by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1.

Amar (Amar & Manaowoka). Princely State in Manawoka Islands.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: 1942 ? .

Flag or Ensign :

[Manawoka]
by Jaume Ollé
, 6 December 1997

Amar Aworde

Amar Aworde or Aworu (in Manawoka Islands).

Standard of Amar Aworde by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: 1942 ? .

Note: Some decoration is not perceptible in the book quoted.

Ampat

Ampat (Kapiboi & Ampat), Native state in Waigeo Island, capital: Lam Lam.

[Ampat]  by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

What a weird flag! What are those cloud-like things? What is their meaning?
Jorge Candeias, 8 December 1997

Raja's standard: red over white pendant
by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997


Asahan

State that gained its independence from Siak on 1765. The last effective sovereign was Saibun Sjah (1915-46).

[Asahan] by Jaume Ollé, 6 December 1997

Bendera Sultan Asahan

image by Rob Raeside, 6 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin