A particular type of moro flag, note the white disc with two parallel stripes on it.
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This flag, at present in my private collection of flags is similar to the flag shown in an old picture of 1933 taken in Sulu by Aleko Lilius and published in The National Geographic Magazine the same year.
The verical blue stripe in some moro battle flags derived by the pre-1899 flags where the stripes of blue, black or white at the hoist were very common .
Some persons say that the kris (kalis tulid ) was the symbol of Sultan Alimuddin Azimuddin Ibni sultan Badaruddin and the budjak was the symbol of the Sultan Bantilan Muimuddin Ibni Sultan Badaruddin.
As we told in other part of this web site there are no strong evidences to support this theory.
SULU FLAG 15 *
This flag, apparently like the other Sulu flags is quite different because has got an inscription on it.
The flag at present is in the collection of the Missouri Historical Society.
The measures are : 27" on the hoist by 41 1/4 " on the fly (68,5 x 104,8 ) .
DETAIL OF THE CENTRAL STAR ON THE SULU FLAG 15 *
On the central star of the five stars placed on the blue canton there is a tausug inscription written in arabic letters; the translation of it is the following :" This flag has the mark of the Sultan ". Until now this is the only sample of flag known with an inscription on it.
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(ONE OF THE FLAGS OF BUD DAJO )
In march five,1906 hundreds of Tausugs trekked towards the crater of Bud Dajo or Bud Daho, an extint volcano , to fight in that who will become :" a heroic stand against american role ..."
After some days of resistance the soldiers of the United States,with mortars and machine-guns killed more than 600 moros armed with krisses, barungs and spears in one-sides fight who many peoples called "the Bud Dajo massacre ".
Some of the american soldiers bring to U.S.A. one of the Sulu's flag as trophy; at present it is in a californian museum and it has the typical symbols and colors of this kind of flags but it is the only one with a green star, symbol of the islamic faith.
The Tausugs called the Bud Dajo battle "the battle of the clouds" because the crater of the volcano was fringed with clouds.
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The State Historical Society of Iowa has a Sulu Flag in its collection which was purchased in 1899 in Manila by
by Henry Griffith of the 51st Iowa Infantry. In the early 20th century it was donated to the museum and is preserved in our battle flag collection.
The cotton flag is Cat. no. 1463, and composed a blue canton with 5 white stars and a red field containg a white Barung and Kampilan with points toward the fly end. A white strip is present along the hoist. Size 45 by 29 inches.
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This Sulu flag at present is in a private collection of a filipino researcher and collector.
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This Sulu battle Flag was acquired sometime before it was gifted to the De Young Museum on March 17, 1920 by Mr. William H. Tidwell.
The flag can be auctioned by the De Young Museum, California, U.S.A.
PICTURE OF BUD DAJO OR BUD DAHO
SULU SULTANATE FLAGS INSIDE AN AMERICAN HOME IN ZAMBOANGA - 1899- 1900 CIRCA
SULU SULTANATE FLAGS, WEAPONS AND ARTIFACT OF SULU
THE ROYAL PALACE OF AMPUN * THE SULTAN OF SULU JAMALUL KIRAM II ON THE JOLO ISLAND
* Ampun is a tausug word who can be translated as: "Your Highness ."
IMAGE OF DATU FACUNDO
Among the peoples of Mindanao , Sulu and Palawan the Samal people also have their own flags.
Datu Facundo, the brother of Rajah Datu Mandi had his personal flag, two blue bars on white; the flag was flown in S. Louis, U.S.A during the World's Fear of 1904
* Pictures No. 15 with copyright reproduced by permission of the Missouri Historical Society.