Men's society flag

African, Ghanaian, Fante
1900–1957


Dimensions

Length x width: 146.1 x 97.2 cm (57 1/2 x 38 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2016.796

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, appliqued and embroidered

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Classifications

Textiles

Cotton flag of an Asafo military company. Red ground with orange and black striped border and fringed natural cotton edges. Appliqued chickens in various fabrics. British flag appliqued in top right corner.

Provenance

February 21, 1998, sold by Hamill Gallery, Boston, to Clifford S. Ackley, Boston; 2016, gift of Clifford S. Ackley to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Clifford S. Ackley in honor of Sue Welsh Reed