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Textile Art with a Message: Asafo Military Flags of the Fante People

Now through Sun, March 24, 2013 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Asafo are military associations that are highly developed among the Fante people living on the coast of Ghana. They have a tradition spanning centuries of public displays of colorful flags with appliquéd images that encode proverbial messages proclaiming their power while at the same time challenging rivals to test their mettle. The exhibition includes 21 flags from the Rosen Collection with detailed descriptions as well as performance photographs taken by the Rosens in Ghana.

West Hallway Gallery |  through March 24, 2013

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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