Sankofa Flag

£850.00

ASF221 – Sankofa is a popular symbol in many Akan arts in Ghana. A bird with its head turned back and an egg held in its beak, symbolises “the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress” to quote one of many online descriptions.

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Description

Sankofa is a popular symbol in many Akan arts in Ghana. A bird with its head turned back and an egg held in its beak, symbolises “the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress” to quote one of many online descriptions. However the illustration of this important theme here on an Asafo flag from the Fante people is rather unusual. The Asafo officer and two followers look at the giant central bird.¬† This fine flag dates from around 1970 and is likely the work of the well known master flagmaker Kobina Badowah and his workshop in the village of Kormantse.¬† ¬†Condition: Excellent.

Measurement: 64 inches x 40 ins, 162 cm x 102 cm.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)