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Asafo flag; made of cotton and silk. Base cloth of yellow cotton; edged by alternating white rectangles and red squares terminating in cut white cotton fringe; right proper side has band of white cotton cloth. Central appliqued motif shows man playing a drum; woman in front holding out hands; snake behind her in blue cotton. Features of human figures and animals as well as drumstick embroidered in cotton thread. Top right proper corner has appliqued Union Jack in red, white and blue cotton; remaining three corners have appliqued rectangles in green silk damask. Three pairs of white cotton ties along right proper side.
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Length: 150 centimetres
Width: 100 centimetres
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- The Barclay Collection comprises material inherited by Mrs Celia Barclay in 1961 from her father, Maurice Cockin. The Nigerian part of the collection was accumulated between 1911-1914 by Cockin in Southern Nigeria where he worked as an Assistant District Commissioner.
The majority of the collection from Ghana is believed to have been acquired in the Gold Coast between 1895-1920 by Sir Cecil Armitage who served in the army and then as Commissioner in Ashanti and the Northern Territories. After Armitage's death in 1933 part of his collection was purchased by Mrs Cockin.
It remans unclear who formed the remainder of the collection from outside Nigeria and Ghana.
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