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Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

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[Emir of Bukhara]
by Chris Kretowicz

The Emirate of Bukhara declared its independence from Russia following the Revolution of 1917. The national flag (if any) remains elusive, but here is the flag of Emir of that period (drawing after Prof. Trembicki's in the The Flag Bulletin)
Chris Kretowicz, 3 April 2001

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Flag in Museum

[Chief of the Armed ForcFlag of Bukhara
from Museum] photo by Claude and Bernard Sache

The attached photography was taken by my parents last year in the Bukhara History and Local Lore Museum, housed in the Ark Citadel. The flag is shown in a window together with old weapons; there is no caption and nobody there was able to say anything on the flag. The flag is green (most probably, in spite of looking black) with a red border and white charges, from left to right, the left hand of Fatima, horizontal and pointing to the hoist; a crescent pointing to the hoist; and three stars in a triangle, one "inside" the crescent and the two other ones placed vertically near the flag fly. The stars seems to point to the upper left corner of the flag but this is not sure since the flag is partially folded. These charges are also shown on the flag of the Emir of Bukhara from the early XXth century.
Ivan Sache, 9 April 2007