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Indonesia - princely states

Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

Last modified: 2019-08-06 by ian macdonald
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Sakaboeanno

by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Sambaliung

image by Rob Raeside, 6 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin

Bendera Sultan Sambaliung

Sambas (Royal)

image by Rob Raeside, 1 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin

Sampit

SAMPIT-1

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Note: Reverse.

SAMPIT-2

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Sampit state in Dutch East India has two flags or ensigns. The images above are from D. Ruhl, and variations below are from a plate in Flagmaster 99.

[Sampit Sultanate] by Jaume Ollé

[Sampit Sultanate] by Jaume Ollé

Sampit is a settlement along the Sampit river in south central Kalimantan. It was one of several Muslim sultanates in Dutch Borneo that were used as buffer states between inland Dayaks and sea-faring peoples like the Buginese and Sulu-peoples. They were described as 'weak states', although there were fierce rebellions in the 19th century, which threatened the Dutch presence in the whole archipelago.
Jarig Bakker, 24 January 2001

Note that all of these flags show the zulfikar, one of the most ancient of Islamic symbols. More information about this symbol can be found in on our page about zulfikar on Ottoman Empire flags.
Jaume Ollé

Samudra Pasai

[Samudra Pasai] image provided by John McMeekin, 5 February 2015

This kingdom was the first Moslem state in Indonesia, which dates from 1267 to about 1511 (when the Portuguese took Malacca). There are a lot of Arms & Flags in this area (also in Malaysia = Kelantan Tiger-Flag etc.) where a Jawi (the Malay term for an Arab script) took the form of a lion, tiger or other beast), this one is a "Garuda".
John McMeekin, 5 February 2015

Sanggau

Royal flag

image by Rob Raeside, 8 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Saporoea

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 2:3 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Sawitto

image provided by John McMeekin, 8 November 2011

Sawitto is in The Celebes (now Sulawesi).
John McMeekin, 8 November 2011

Sawitto State Flag (until 1957): A white flag with the image of an animal (drawn in black), near the hoist in black, is a vertical "Jawi" inscription (line drawing only).

Serdang

image by John McMeekin, 6 December 2010

Serdang State Flag. Serdang is in north-central Sumatra.
John McMeekin, 6 December 2010

Siau

image by John McMeekin, 4 December 2010

The old red over white flag of Siau Kingdom (Sangihe & Talaud Islands, off the NE tip of The Celebes) [an Indonesian flag in the same image is noticeably more red (RGB = 180,80,80) and white, making this flag look decidedly brown - may be age?]
John McMeekin, 4 December 2010

Siantan

FLAG OF THE GOVERNORS OF THE AUTONOMOUS DISTRICTS OF SIANTAN

ROYAL FLAG IN LAND OF DJEMADJA

PANGHOELE OF SEDANAN

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Note: The flag is the same for all three entities.

ROYAL FLAG IN LAND OF SIANTAN; DATOE POTTINGI'S FLAG OF TAMBILAN

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Sidenreng

I am given to understand that the flag of Sidenreng had a white field with a red band on it, which would suggest a horizontal tricolour of white over red over white in equal bands.

Details from Donald Tick: Sidenreng had a King called THE ADDATUANG, the present King is Yang Mulia Paduka (Y.M.P. -or- H.M.) Haji Andi Patiroi Pawiccangi who was crowned 22nd December, 2012, (born in 1927), grandson of Addatuang, La Cibu, reigned 1906-1942 & 1945-1949 (d.1949)
John McMeekin, 9 August 2014

Sintang Royal Standard (Panembahan Sintang)

[Panembahang Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 4 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Royal flag in Land of Soebi

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Note: The flag is the same for both entities

Solo

SOLO-1

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

SOLO-2

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Soppeng

image provided by John McMeekin, 8 November 2011

Soppeng is in The Celebes (now Sulawesi).
John McMeekin, 8 November 2011

Sukudana

Royal flag

image by Rob Raeside, 8 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Sumatra

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Sumbaya

Sumbawa Sultanate State Flag

[Sumbaya] image provided by John McMeekin, 5 February 2015

War Flag

[Sumbaya] image located by John D McMeekin, 11 December 2013

Sumbawa Sultan's Flag also had a flag which was dark-blue with a broad red edge with a 4 legged beast on it in white, as seen on this photograph of the original flag.

The long black flag with the white beast is the War Flag
John McMeekin, 29 September 2014

 

Surakarta

[Surakarta Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 4 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Present state flag.
John McMeekin, 4 June 2010

[Surakarta Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 4 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Old state flag.
John McMeekin, 4 June 2010