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Indian Princely State

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[Jaisalmer] image by Jorge Candeias

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Jaisalmer was, according to Ed Haynes, a 16,062 sq. mi. state that had in 1931 a population of 76,000 and a 1:2 flag, horizontal bicolour of red over purple.
Jorge Candeias, 1 May 2002

[Jaisalmer] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz

Ziggioto (1998) has "zafferano su porpora" - saffron red over purple, proportions 2:3, and in the center a white parasol, with yellow fillings, and with purple and golden ornaments.
Jarig Bakker, 1 May 2002

[Jaisalmer] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider

On the fort of Jaisalmer in 2004 there was hoisted a horizontal bicolor in yellow over red. In the middle of the flag the picture of a sunshade-umbrella (=chhatri) was superimposed in inverted colours of the field. I suppose, it is the personal flag of HRH Maharawal SHREE BHEEJRAJ SINGH JI. (Maharawal is the official title of the local Maharaja in Jaisalmer). My supposition is indicated by the fact, that nowhere else in the city there is any flag. The measurements of the flag are: breadth 5 / height 3.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 April 2005

[Jaisalmer] image by Eugene Ipavec, 7 November 2007

A variant of the flag found at, where it is described as 'The Flag Of The Bhati Jadaun Rulers Of Jaisalmer". The image here was drawn after a photo of the flag flying over the fort of Jaisalmer.
Ron Lahav, 7 November 2007