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No. 1 Company Fante Asafo Flag from Ghana

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No. 1 Company Fante Asafo Flag from Ghana

$550.00

This elegant and fun contemporary Fante Asafo flag from Ghana is a wonderful decorative art piece that tells of a distinct part of African Colonial history.

Size: 39 x 60"

Stitching:  hand stitched

Material: cotton applique

Canton: United Kingdom

Proverb: 'If it were only the tortoise and the snail, the gun would not be fired in the forest.'

Condition: Excellent

*This particular flag is a more recently made flag (90's) and is a published and exhibited flag from the collection of Paul Rosen.

*published in Emblems of Power: Asafo Flags from Ghana by Paul and Mary Sue Rosen!

History:

 Asafo flags derive from the militia groups of the Akan people of Ghana; many of whom lived along the coast and traded with Europeans for cloth.  Lacking organised military at the time the Fante peoples organised into Asafo ( Sa meaning War and Fo meaning people) units that protected local interests.  The Fante culture continues to this day with regular festivals.