An earlier version of the national flag.
The current tricolour was first adopted in the 1930s by Dobama Asiayone (the ultra-nationalist "We Burmans" association). It was inspired by the 1919 flag of the Irish Republic. The "State of Burma" (1943-45) adapted the Dobama flag by placing the traditional peacock symbol at the centre (rather than the star used now). The image is from a painting of the August 1943 'independence' ceremony of the "State of Burma" at Government House, Rangoon.