Drawing for flag’s decorative field - ROM2016_14992_44

ROM2016_14992_44

Drawing for flag’s decorative field

Maker: Baba Isaah, Swedru workshop
Medium:Paper
Geography: Ghana
Date: date unknown
Dimensions:
63.7 × 85.5 cm
Object number: 2012.65.78
Credit Line: Federico Carmignani Asafo Collection; This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
Description

When interacting with their customers, asafo flagmakers may create drawings that illustrate the narrative requested by a specific company. They use these to map out the decorative field of a flag.

This particular drawing illustrates the theme of mighty and powerful trees seen as potential hiding spots for dangerous creatures.

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