Asafo Flag, 20th century

  • Fante, African

Cotton

  • Framed: Overall (fringe): 69 1/2 × 37 inches (176.5 × 94 cm)

Gift of Janis and William Wetsman

2009.106

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Fante
  • British
  • Border (ornament area)
  • Textile
  • Man
  • Shotgun
  • Flag
  • Cotton
  • Asafo
  • Creature
  • England

Provenance

Janis and William Wetsman (Birmingham, Michigan, USA); 2010-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Quarcoopome, Nii. “Akan Ceremonial Cloths, Costumes, and Flags.” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1/4 (2017): p. 68 (fig. 3.21).

Rights Status

Fante, African, Asafo Flag, 20th century, cotton. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Janis and William Wetsman, 2009.106.