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No. 7 Company Fante Asafo Flag from Ghana

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No. 7 Company Fante Asafo Flag from Ghana

$650.00

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

Size: 39 x 53"

Stitching: machine and hand stitching

Material: cotton applique

Canton: Ghana

Proverb: 'It boils but does not burn'

Condition: stains and wear commensurate with age and use.

*This particular flag dates to about the 60's or 70'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 Asafo culture continues to this day with regular festivals.