Art, Honor, and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

BY Silvia Forni

Art, Honor, and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

BY Silvia Forni

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Art, Honor, and Ridicule explores the stunning textile-based artistic tradition associated with the military companies of the Fante people in Ghana. Asafo flags (from the word “sa” for war, and “fo” for people) depict visual representations of events symbolic to the Fante using fabric, embroidery, and applique techniques. This 304-page hardcover reference explores the visual vocabulary of the flags, linked closely to the architectural, sculptural, poetic, and performative expressions of the Fante. Substantial in its detailing of both culture and artistry, Silvia Forni’s collection of images and essays bring sharp focus to the rich craft of the Asafo companies.