Asafo! Neocolonialism! Fast-fashion!

The tradition of making Asafo flags belong to the Asante Tribe on the coast of Ghana. These flags tell stories of Companies, which is what they call their "neighborhood police". Most of these flags show traces of the colonial rule at that time, especially with the British Union Jack on the top left corner of the flags. Building on the narratives locals tell through Asafo flags, this work hopes to touch on present-day issues of fast-fashion and neocolonialism in this capitalistic world by introducing clothing tags on the characters found on the flag.

Old Clothing, Clothing Tags, Thread

2019

63" x 39"