The lion and sun (Sheer o Khorsheed) has been a strong persian emblem for centuries , containing many hidden meanings, messages and symbolism, until the 1975 Islamic revolution. It was then replaced with the word ” Allah”, a beautiful word but not of Farsi origins which is the country’s official language.
As a child I always thought why would a nation put a foreign word on their flag? Now as an adult I know “that nation” is being held captive. One which has very little say and has to perform a lot of things against their will and I believe it all started with the removal of the emblem. Here is my version of the lion and sun stripped from its glory and power.