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1:2 image by Clay Moss, 11 September 2005
Flag adopted 1924
The flag consists of a white emblem on a red background. The red background signifies the loyalty of the people of Kelantan. The white emblem stands for the sanctity of the office of the Ruler.
Thomas W. Koh, 14 May 1997
The emblem consists of a crescent, symbolising Islam; a star; two spears and two keris or Malay daggers.
Giuseppe Bottasini, 13 August 1997
It appears that the emblem on most Kelantan flags is a simplified version of the arms on the Ceremonial Flag, sort of Kelantan's lesser arms. According to this webpage on the Kelantan Royal Net website, "the Spear and Daggers represent the strength of the Kelantan Malays; the crescent and star is the symbol of Islam, the state religion".
Santiago Dotor, 21 January 2003
Kelantan's flag is fairly consistent in terms of how Malaysian manufacturers print it. I haven't seen anything radically different since arriving here. The defacement in this illustration is an exact copy of the flag in my collection.
Clay Moss, 11 September 2005
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 October 2007
According to Cigarette ALBUM "Die Welt in Bildern Album 7 : Flaggen der Welt, aussereuropäsche Staaten", edited between 1928 and 1932 according to the international boundaries in the included map of the world, depicted in the ALBUM on p.6, image no.245, Kelantan's shows more small details of the coat of arms and the points of the star are connected with their opposite corners by red lines.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 October 2007
image by Clay Moss, 11 September 2005, detail prepared by Christopher Southworth
Given a flag of 288 x 576 units, the emblem is contained within an imaginary rectangle of 188 x 232 units centred on the vertical meridian, and is set 58 units down from the top edge and 42 units up from the bottom.
Christopher Southworth, 11 September 2005
1:2 image image by Mario Fabretto
Flag abolished 1924