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Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Ottoman Empire (1463-1878)

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West Herzegovina war flag

[War flag]

Ottoman war flag in Herzegovina - Image by Velid-aga Jerlagić, 24 January 2000

The Regional Archive of Herzegovina keeps a flag that was used by landlords in southern and western Herzegovina, who protected the borders of the Ottoman Empire against Venice. The flag also accompanied Bosnian troops during the second siege of Hotin (Bukovina).
The flag appears in several Bosnian movies that picture Ottoman times (for instance, gazija).

The flag is swallow-tailed, differing from Ottoman flags by the size and direction of crescent.

Velid-aga Jerlagić, 6 February 2000

Flag of the 1831-1832 uprising

[Revolt flag]

Flag of the 1831-1832 uprising - Image by Velid-aga Jerlagić, 13 April 1998

This flag was used by Husein-kapetan Gradaščević during the Bosnian uprising for autonomy within the Ottoman Empire. The exact date of use of the flag is unknown.

Velid-aga Jerlagić, 13 April 1998