Bird in Tree -Contemporary Fante Asafo Flag from Ghana


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: Unknown

Condition: Excellent


 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.