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Ghanese Fante Asafo Flag, 1970s

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Asafo flag in cotton applique pattern by the Fante people. A unique and creative image, with an earth mover replacing earlier subjects as a metaphor for the strength boasted of by the company. Dates from circa 1970s. Condition is excellent. The colorful Asafo flags dating to the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries feature graphic folk imagery and appliquéd designs on solid cotton grounds. They were commissioned by military organizations known as asafo, or “companies,” whose primary role was to exert power, exercise political influence and maintain codes of conduct within Fante communities.

Details

  • Creator
    Fante People (Maker)
  • Place of Origin
    Ghana
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 70.87 in. x W 37.8 in. x D 0.12 in.H 180 cm x W 96 cm x D 3 mm
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen K, DK
  • Reference Number
    LU1011216230212
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