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A vintage asafo framed flag

Stock No

CT0103

Member since
2018
  • £750.00
  • €875 Euro
  • $922 US Dollar

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Item Description

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!

Item Info

Seller Location

London, UK

Item Dimensions

H:103cm W:125cm D:0cm

Period

Vintage

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

United Kingdom

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7855 256007

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