Frankaa or Asafo Military Flag

  • T020219-053
  • Frankaa or Asafo Military Flag
  • Ashanti People
  • Ghana, West Africa
  • 20th C.
  • Cotton Applique
  • 59'' W x 40'' L
  • $1395

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  • Even though the Akan societies in Ghana had no standing army, the asafo or people’s militia, was a well established social and political organization based on military principles. Each asafo group is identified by a particular name and number and through a set of symbols displayed prominently on its flag. Verbal proverbs, a significant facet of Akan culture, are represented by colored cutout figures appliqued on the cotton ground.
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