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Men's society flag (asafo frankaa)

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Flag of white cotton ground and fringed edge appliquéd with yellow center bordered with alternating red and white squares; at left, an appliquéd figure of a man in yellow knickers with arms stretched out towards flying brown birds, a large red bird in center, and embroidered tree with blue...

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Purchased in 1990-1991; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

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Gift of Mary H. Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland

African (Fante peoples), mid-20th century

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Overall: 99.1 x 152.4 cm (39 x 60 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd cotton, plain weave, embroidered and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts