Asafo flag - ROM2015_14959_3

ROM2015_14959_3

Asafo flag

Maker: Nana Kwaw Kuta, Denkyira Workshop
Medium:Cotton, applique, embroidery
Geography: Unidentified Company, Ghana
Dimensions:
87 × 171 cm
Object number: 2012.65.11
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
DescriptionWarfare is not something that takes place only in the battlefield. For the asafo companies of western Ghana, competition among groups took as much an aesthetic as a military form. These military companies use flags to represent, in vivid and graphic ways, the values and ethos of the group.
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