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Asafo Flag, 20th century

  • Fante, African

Cotton

  • Overall: 64 × 37 1/2 inches (162.6 × 95.3 cm)

Gift of Janis and William Wetsman

2009.107

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Fante
  • British
  • Fringe
  • Border (ornament area)
  • Textile
  • Figure (representation)
  • Flag
  • Cotton
  • England
  • Asafo
  • Eagle
  • Cats

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

Quarcoopome, Nii. “Akan Ceremonial Cloths, Costumes, and Flags.” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1/4 (2017): p. 69 (fig. 3.22).

Fante, African, Asafo Flag, 20th century, cotton. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Janis and William Wetsman, 2009.107.