'Flags Flown by the Sheikh of Qatar. (Bahrain and Trucial Coast)' [57r] (117/142)
The record is made up of 1 file (69 folios). It was created in 7 Aug 1929-13 Dec 1938. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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with crlnson di monA a» Th® word "^atar^ in a'aDic
oharaotfirs Is Insorl^M in «!iit© on or lea on on that
half of the fly nearest to the staff. A samt;i6 of
tho flag has "bo«n obt»in©<! anfl la "fealng forwarded
with this letter together with a sketch.
S. It will be oo^erved that the sketch shows the
flag, to the loft of the staff Instead of, as usual,
to "the right. This has been done in order not to
invert the Arahic mm "w.atar*.
tl * ranch for the design or the flag. there
remains the question of its colour. It will he seen
that the specimen flag forwarded is not crimson, nor
does it correspond with the saaple of material for
warded hy the Midraity in their letter of 8th Jiarch
i-54, which forraed an enclosure to India effio® lotter
Wo. 1.1-. 1608/34 dated the 9th A'aroh 1934. The expla
nation lies in the fact tr<&t white cloth is purchased
in Bahrain and dyed orliison with locally purohaead dye#
The dye is of poor quality and fades rapidly, and the
flag takes on a chocolate colour# Xhe original dye
also probably varies.
5. The enclosures in original mentioned In the
Admiralty let tar referred to above are returned here
1 have the honour to he,
lour ffiost obedient servant,
<8(U C. C. L, Syan."
for .Politiaal Hesident in the
Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
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This file contains correspondence between the British officials in Bahrain, Bushire, Baghdad, the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. and the Government of India, as well as with Khalīl bin Ibrāhīm Kanoo [Kānū].
These papers concern various enquiries made by the British Admiralty between 1929 and 1938 regarding flags flown by the sheikhs of Qatar, Bahrain and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . Contained within this file are descriptions and sketches of various flags, as well as a specimen of fabric (f. 38) demonstrating the colour of the flag flown by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī.
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