Pictorial History of Iranian Military Uniforms
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Chapter 19. Zand
February 23, 2012
Zand Dynasty Iranian Flag 1750 – 1794
Zand Dynasty (1750 - 1794)
Zand Persian Green Striped Lion and Sun Standard Bearer 18 AD
Zand Persian Red and Green Striped Lion and Sun Standard Bearer 18 AD
Zand Persian “Ya Karim” Standard Bearer 18 AD
Ya Karim was banner of Karim Khan Zand
“Ya Karim” means “Oh Generous”
Karim referred to Karim Khan Zand
Karim Khan Zand Iranian Emperor 1750 – 1779
Karim Khan Zand (1750 - 1779)
Zand Dynasty are originally from Kerman.
Karim means generous.
Karim Khan was originally a General of Nader Shah Afsharid
Karim Khan was always concerned about the masses and looked out for their benefits.
Karim Khan Zand was a compassionate, just and a generous soul.
Karim Khan built many famous historical sites in Shiraz (his capital), such as:
Hamam-e Vakil (Public Bathhouse of Vakil)
Bazaar-e Vakil (Bazaar of Vakil)
Vakil = Defender, Lawyer, Representative (referred to Karim Khan’s title of Vakil ol Roaya)
Karim Khan Zand’s title was “Vakil ol Roaya” (Representative of the Masses)
Throughout his reign, Karim Khan has never referred to himself as a Shah but he always called himself “Vakil ol Roaya” which means “Defender of the People” or “Representative of the Masses”.
Karim Khan Zand bust in his capital Shiraz, Iran
Karim Khan Zand Persian Emperor 1750 – 1779
Karim Khan Zand Persian Emperor 18 AD
Karim Khan Zand Persian Emperor wall painting with sword and dagger 18 AD
Zand Persian Commander in Chief 18 AD
With Curved Persian Sword, Dagger and Pistol (gun powder pouch)
Zand Persian Army Cavalry Commander 18 AD
Zand Persian Cavalry Officer 18 AD
With Axe, dagger and pistol (gun powder pouch)
Zand Persian Army Officer 18 AD
Zand Persian Infantryman Soldier 18 AD
With Persian Curved Sword, Dagger, Musket and Pistol (gun powder pouch)
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