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Asafo Flags at The Gallery of Everything, London

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until September 15, 2019

In the 17th century, on the coast of what is now modern-day Ghana, the Fante people developed a new tradition, commencing a visual practice today considered as one of the most vivid and celebratory of 20th century Africa. These are Asafo flags: asa meaning war, fo meaning people. They are symbols and allegories, conjured from folk tales and proverbs across the region. The works on display feature vintage flags from a number of key collections, including that of author and enthusiast, Peter Adler.

The Gallery of Everything
4 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PS