The flag of Pahlavi-ruled Iran
The flag of Pahlavi-ruled Iran (1925-1979) had since 1964 a fixed tricolor design of green - white - red bands with a yellow šir-o xoršid (شیر و خورشید) lion and sun motif incorporated on the white band in the center. This motif would be replaced by the word الله (Allāh) in red after 1979.
A 1909 postcard with the Qajar national flag
A 1909 postcard with the Qajar national flag. The flag isn't a tricolor but holds all colors established in article 5 of the Supplementary Fundamental Laws of October 7 1907. A yellow lion-and-sun on a white background, flanked by red and green.
The flag used by the Xoybûn rebels during the Ararat rebellion
The flag used by the Xoybûn rebels during the Ararat rebellion (1927-1930) against Turkey is the father of the modern-day Kurdistan flag. Led by Îhsan Nûrî Paşa, the Xoybûn and their Republic of Ararat were eventually defeated by the superior numbers of the Turkish military.
The flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
The flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was a nod to the republic's Persian-influenced culture and contained red, green, white and a yellow hammer with sickle. This flag was introduced in 1953, and served as it's flag till 1991 following Tajikistan's independence.
Rep. of Mahabad - Persian National Colors - 1946
The Republic of Mahabad (Komara Mahabadê) was a short-lived Kurdish state in Iran for the duration of the year 1946. The state arose as a result of USSR-incitement and investment in Kurdish nationalism, but was re-annexed by Iran after the USSR withdrawal from the region.
Salahaddin El-Kurdi Hareketi
The same color code as the Kingdom of Kurdistan is used today by Salahaddin El-Kurdi Hareketi, a Sunni rebel group of mainly Kurdish fighters formed in 2015 that takes part in the Syrian Civil War. The group mostly operates in northwestern Syria and has a Rubʿ ḥizb as its emblem.
The Kingdom of Kurdistan
The Kingdom of Kurdistan (1922-1924) was a short-lived state proclaimed in the city of al-Sulaymāniyya following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The state is associated mainly with shaykh Mehmûdê Berzencî, who revolted against the British after the Treaty of Sèvres (1920). The colors of the flag are a white crescent inside a red orb on a green background. Due to the Islamic background of the state, the pre-Islamic color yellow has been omitted (like the Islamic Republic of Iran's flag…