A vintage asafo framed flag


  • £750.00
  • €888 Euro
  • $1,029 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A vintage asafo framed flag

A vintage Asafo flag, Ghanaian, the whole with typical appliquéd design including a Union Jack, figures and plane in flight - all against a shell pink ground with lilac, yellow, tangerine, red, forest green, black and ecru detailing - with cut work borders originally designed to flutter in the breeze. Bespoke wood frame, glazed and the borders of the flag stretched. In good condition with natural wear and typical rustic construction and stitch work.

The flags of the Fante people use unique naive images that identify different military companies called 'Asafo' - with an animal, the image of power or a confrontational proverb to threaten other rival companies.

These flags make wonderfully quirky, colourful talking points. A large and very decorative piece!


  • H: 103cm (40.55in)
  • W: 125cm (49.21in)



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Covelli Tennant is a London and Suffolk based business specialising in the  bespoke upholstery of interesting Victorian and Edwardian sofas and chairs with an emphasis on one-off, antique and vintage textiles sourced by us - Janie Tennant and Sara Covelli on our extensive travels both at home and abroad.

Although we have a particular expertise and love of textiles, we also include decorative items of vintage lighting, costume, framed art deco wallpaper samples, fabric, Jacqmar scarves and old flags, cushions made from interesting found fabrics including 18th Century silks, toiles and global textiles amongst our constantly changing stock items.

We have an eye for the unusual and a penchant for colour!  We have described our style as peripatetic by which we mean the embracing of an evolving global aesthetic and the joy of the hunt wherever that may take us….more prosaically a curated collection of widely sourced antiques for the way we live today.

Covelli Tennant was founded 12 years ago after a period spent working in the textile departments of Sotheby's and Bonham’s Auctioneers.

Viewing is by appointment only please.

As well as selling directly to the public from our website we have exhibited at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Liberty of London, various private seasonal fairs and Pop-ups.


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