At this time in 1879, the black colour denotes the Raja Bendahara who was second in line to the throne. Today the black denotes the DYAM Raja Di-Hilir.
Source: Council Minutes – 1st March 1879. In Harrison CW, ed. Papers on Malay Subjects. History (Part III). Council Minutes Perak. 1877-1879. Kuala Lumpur: FMS Government Press; 1908. p37