• The Deceitful Snake Flag
The Deceitful Snake Flag

Asafo Flags

The Deceitful Snake Flag

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Behind a deceitful snake is a deceitful man.

Hiding behind a blossoming tree a snake awaits an unassuming chief and his son while a deceitful man hides behind a dying tree waiting for the snake to attack.

The philosophy behind this flag is to first learn one’s intentions before he/she can be trusted.

Made by Kwamina Amoaku

c. 1970s

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



157 x 100 cm



Lead time

Lead time is 2-3 weeks from purchase date


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

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