Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tibetan Vexillology Again

This pitiable photograph of men and horses going to their death in 1950s Tibet is nonetheless interesting for the presence, at right, of a heretofore unremarked, Western style, Tibetan flag.

It would seem this is simply a crossed dorje. The colors would appear to be yellow and blue, although if we have any readers from Turner Entertainment, maybe they have a better appraisal.

If anyone has further information, I would be pleased to hear from you.

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1 reader comments:

Corentin said...

Hello, this is a very late comment, but the flag on the right is the flag of the Tibetan army. See here :

The other flag is probably a regimental flag :