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located by Ned Smith, 18 January 2006
The flag is green with a red diagonal stripe running from upper hoist to
lower fly. The flag was designed in 1927 and officially unfurled on 19 June
1927. According to another page at the
Ismaili website the flag is only
flown on certain special occasions and "As soon as the
occasion is over, the flag is required to be removed and folded up.
It is quite improper to keep it fluttering for days together or to
use it with faded colours. It is common for flags to be hoisted at
sunrise and hauled down at sunset."
At that page there is also a photo showing a special version of the flag on the tabletop beside the Ismaili Imam- "It is clearly seen in the photo of Hazar Imam when he was ordaining the New Ismaili Constitution that there was a small Ismaili flag on Imam's table, having an image of the Coat-of-Arms, i.e., the monogram of a crown (taj) on it. This is a royal monogram which was originally presented by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah after his gracious arrival in India from Europe on March 2, 1920."
Ned Smith, 6 January 2006
I believe that the Agha Khan also has a personal standard. As you may know,
he is the titular Head of the Ismaili Muslims. I believe that the Agha Khan III,
a contemporary and friend of Churchill and many of the world's great and good
during the 1920s and 1930s, often flew his standard, especially using a car
flag; he also habitually flew the flag from one of his yachts or when he was a
guest on a yacht belonging to one of his many friends. I have seen photographs
of him alighting or entering one of his fleet of Rolls-Royces which was adorned
with car flags based onhis personal standard.
Ron Lahav, 6 January 2006
There is an even better photo of the flag of the Ismaili Imam [i.e. the Aga
http://www.akdn.org/graphics/PressPIX/SIGNINGW.JPG which shows quite clearly
the design of the crown & monogram emblem. The photo may be seen in context at
Ned Smith, 18 January 2006
A large clickable photo (7 Mar 2007) showing a large flag with the emblem can
be found at
Jan Mertens, 16 February 2008