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Kayin State (Myanmar)

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Flag of Kayin State, Myanmar image by Jaume Ollé, 13 August 1996

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Description of the Flag

The flag is horizontally divided red over green, with two crossed swords in white.

Located at
Valentin Poposki, 8 October 2006

The primary source of this flag is a personal, local observation by Michel Lupant, reported, with due credit, in Francia Vexilla (27/73, September 2002; 28/74, December 2002). The original artwork in Francia Vexilla is by Hervé Calvarin. The image above as published in Wikipedia was made by Jaume Ollé.
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2006

This flag is also reported as the flag of the Karenni State in a letter from George Pasch to Thanh-Tam Le dating from May 1982. This matches the description given elsewhere of the Karenni flag - 1993 version reported in 'Franciae Vexillae' # 4/50 (January 1997).
Than-Tam Le 09 June 1999

"Karenni [Kayah State] (Red Karens), based on written description - Burma." Vertical blue-white-red with a white star at hoist, 1:2. "1993: The most recently seen flag. Three equal horizontal stripes blue-white-red with a white 5-pointed star near the hoist in the blue stripe."
Ivan Sache
, 16 Sep 1999