• Palm Fruit Flag
  • Palm Fruit Flag
  • Palm Fruit Flag
Palm Fruit Flag
Palm Fruit Flag
Palm Fruit Flag

Asafo Flags

Palm Fruit Flag

Regular price

Regular price £1,850.00

The palm fruit seller.

One man holds a batch of palm fruit on his head while the other is carrying a container to barter.

Often depicted on flags is palm fruit kernels and palm trees as the majority of Asafo group members were not only fishermen but also farmers.

The palm kernel fruit is considered to be one of the most important tropical fruits on the African continent and it is believed to cure certain diseases and improve health.

Made by Nana McCarthy (K. Boah)

c. 1930s 

About Asafo Flags

Asafo Flags are story telling flags made by men along the coast from the Fante towns in Ghana. They embody cultural meanings and narratives through proverbs.
Barbara Eyeson (Ghanaian/Fante, UK based) sources vintage flags directly from Ghana and curates newly made flags working collaboratively with 3 of the last remaining flag-makers ensuring that they receive a fair price and to keep the traditional art-form alive within Fante communities. 

Made in

Ghana

Size

150 x 100 cm

Material

Cotton

Lead time

Lead time is 2-3 weeks from purchase date

Notes

This is a vintage flag - natural wear, tattering and stains from age will be evident

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