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Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut (Protectorate of South Arabia, Yemen)

Kaaiti

Last modified: 2011-06-10 by ivan sache
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[Quaiti Sultanate]by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3
Adopted: 1939
Abolished: 1967


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Meaning of the flag

According to The Flag Bulletin [tfb] VII:1 (Winter 1968) the flag of the Qu'aiti State is three stripes of red (top), yellow and medium blue. On the center stripe are three white towers outlined in black on circles of blue, *green*, and blue.

The blue stood for the sea and the yellow for the waterless jol or elevated plains. Red was chosen because of its universal use by Arab countries. The castles on the blue circles were for the port cities of Shihr and Mukalla, while the city of Shibam, in the northern wadi, was symbolized by the central green circle and castle. The proportions of the flag were 1:2. It was designed by the College of Arms and was introduced 2 October 1939. It replaced the former flag introduced in 1880, which was red with a narrow white vertical stripe at the hoist.
Dave Martucci, 11 February 1998


Former flag

[Former flag]by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:2
Adopted: 1880
Abolished: 1939

The flag introduced in 1939 replaced the former flag, introduced in 1880, which was red with a narrow white vertical stripe at the hoist.

Dave Martucci, 11 February 1998


Standard of the Sultan

[Sultan's standard]by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3
Adopted: ?
Abolished: 1967

The Sultan used the flag described above with an "eastern" crown on the red stripe, above the central castle on the green circle.
Dave Martucci, 11 February 1998

Variant Design

Variant of Sultan's Standard image from Carr, Flags of the World( [car61]

The Standard of the Sultan of Qu'aiti (or Kaaiti) State is shown as shown in Carr's Flags of the World( [car61] has three horizontal stripes red (top), yellow, and blue; the crown--the pattern of which is known heraldically as an "Eastern Crown"-- is in gold and the three white castles are borne upon discs coloured blue, green and blue respectively. The National Flag is the same but without the crown."
Santiago Dotor, 8 May 2003