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: We control the Clockbird?
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.