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Asafo flag, with a man and woman. The base cloth is built up of yellow cotton and green silk rectangles, edged by white rectangles alternating with red squares and with a white cotton fringe; there is a wide strip with cotton ties on the fourth side. The central design on both sides shows a man playing a drum, with a woman in front holding out her hands (both in black cotton) and a snake (in blue cotton) behind her. The features of the two figures and the snake have been embroidered in cotton thread. A Union Jack in red, white and blue cotton has been sewn down onto an upper corner.
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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.
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