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Royal flag (Laos)

Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic, Sathalanalat Pasathipatai Pasason Lao

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[Royal flag of Laos] image by Jaume Ollé, 22 January 1998

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Royal Flag

Royal Flag - detail
[Royal flag of Laos - detail] image by Jaume Ollé, adapted by Jorge Candeias

The Royal Lao flag is a three headed elephant referred to as an Erawan. The three headed elephant actually had the layered "umbrella" looking object over it's heads as opposed to one on either side. I may be fuzzy in my memory but that is what I recall. This depiction almost looks Hindu in nature.
Jim Spears, 07 September 1999

The royal flag of Laos was red with a large centered coat-of-arms covering most of the flag.

Source: Christian Fogd Pedersen, Flaggor i färg [ped73] 1973
Marcus Wendel, 15 September 1999

Editorial Note: The above is one rendition of the Royal flag and arms of Laos. The current arms are located at:

A rendering of the Lao Royal flag used in the period of the Vietnam War, referenced by Sean Sammut and Jim Spears can be seen at (This is a large page).

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