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Smithsonian Magazine | "Artful Animals" Opens at National Museum of African Art | 'The problem with Disney’s 1994 film, The Lion King, was the lack of people. Sure, the animals could talk, but to Freyer, the film seemed to perpetuate the stereotype that Africa is a giant animal-filled savannah.'

Smithsonian Magazine | "Artful Animals" Opens at National Museum of African Art | 'The problem with Disney’s 1994 film, The Lion King, was the lack of people. Sure, the animals could talk, but to Freyer, the film seemed to perpetuate the stereotype that Africa is a giant animal-filled savannah.'

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Fante Asafo Flag 9

Fante Asafo Flag 9

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african art - Google Search

Fante ASAFO Flag, (Ghana, Akan, African Art, Asante) BATTLESHIP motif

Fante ASAFO Flag, (Ghana, Akan, African Art, Asante) BATTLESHIP motif

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another must visit exhibition http://www.africafashionguide.com/2013/10/new-exhibition-on-african-textiles-african-interweave-textiles-diasporas-exhibition/

another must visit exhibition http://www.africafashionguide.com/2013/10/new-exhibition-on-african-textiles-african-interweave-textiles-diasporas-exhibition/

Main Image - The lion and the leopard are depicted as playing draughts. The draughtboard was used as a visual metaphor to challenge rival companies.

Main Image - The lion and the leopard are depicted as playing draughts. The draughtboard was used as a visual metaphor to challenge rival companies.

Flags, called frankaa, are a key item of Asafo regalia. Each man who wishes to join the society commissions a new flag from the local flag maker, usually giving him instructions as to the design. The imagery on the flags asserts the wealth and prowess of the company and explicitly challenges rival groups. Often the design alludes to proverbs, reflecting the importance of proverbs throughout Akan culture.

African art asafo frankaa war flag fante - fanti ghana applique

Flags, called frankaa, are a key item of Asafo regalia. Each man who wishes to join the society commissions a new flag from the local flag maker, usually giving him instructions as to the design. The imagery on the flags asserts the wealth and prowess of the company and explicitly challenges rival groups. Often the design alludes to proverbs, reflecting the importance of proverbs throughout Akan culture.

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