This rare flag from our collection depicts proverbial meanings of power and strength.
Early flag makers often used imported damask fabric manufactured in Prato, Italy during the latter part of the 19th century.
Winceyette and felt fabric also features on this flag - possibly imported from Manchester/Liverpool factories during this time.
The proverbial meanings of this flag:
The vine (possibly the Brebia tree) is an important spiritual tree among the Fante and is usually associated with the saying "Like the vine, we can conquer any problem".
A flying creature with wings - implying the Asafo company's power and ability to fly anywhere.
The Sankofa bird is expressed as a mythic bird that flies forward while looking backward and is associated with the saying "Go back and get it" - the meaning is to go back to our roots in order to move forward.
An elephant stepping on a trap means the elephant is stronger than the trap you set.
This flag was featured at our Soho Home pop-up in London.
Power & Strength
170 x 80 cm
67 x 31 inches