Frankaa or Asafo Military Flag, Framed


 
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  • Frankaa or Asafo Military Flag, Framed
  • Fante People
  • Ghana, West Africa
  • 20th C.
  • Cotton Applique
  • 70'' W x 54'' L
  • Image: 56'' W x 36'' H
  • $5,495
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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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T0900-015 – Frankaa or Asafo Military Flag, Framed
 
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