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Ashanti people (Ghana)

Last modified: 2006-11-04 by antónio martins
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Yellow-white-green-black flags

According to my files the flag of the Ashanti has several variations. Sources are McMeekin [mee03] and the Fachinger-collection [fcgXX] at the Museum at Bremerhafen (DE).
Falko Schmidt, 16 Feb 2001

Simple horizontal tricolor

Yellow over black over green horizontal stripes with a yellow device in the black stripe.
Falko Schmidt, 16 Feb 2001

Fimbriated horizontal tricolor

Ashanti flag
image by Falko Schmidt, 02 Mar 2001

Yellow over black over green horizontal stripes with small white fimbrations between the stripes and a yellow throne-emblem in the middle stripe.
Falko Schmidt, 16 Feb 2001

Horizontal tricolor in canton

Ashanti flag
image by Falko Schmidt, 02 Mar 2001

Flags used by uprises: yellow with a green-white-black horizontal striped first quarter.
Falko Schmidt, 16 Feb 2001

Vertical tricolor in canton

Ashanti flag
image by Falko Schmidt, 02 Mar 2001

Flags used by uprises: yellow with a green-white-black vertical striped first quarter.
Falko Schmidt, 16 Feb 2001


Pan african tricolor

Ashanti flag
image by Falko Schmidt, 02 Mar 2001

According to Nations Without States [mnh96], the flag of Ashanti national movement is a horizontal tricolor of red, yellow, green with a five-pointed white star in the upper hoist. I’m not sure where the author obtained his information, but perhaps the flag is that of some contemporary Ashanti political movement.
Ned Smith, 16 Feb 2001


Black flag with yellow cross (18th. cent.)

In the Nationalmusset Copenhagen you can the a coloured copperplate-engraving, showing the Ashantis yams-feast in September of estimatd 1740-1745. It was a fairly bloody event, for the Ashanti-King killed a slave, each time when an important person arrived, just to honour the guest. The so called highlight was a mass-slaughter at the end of the event.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006

You can see in the engraving big red parasols, the Ashanti-kings used instead of flags, as well as dutch, british and danish flags. There is however an unknown flag partially hidden by white objects. I don’t know, whether the flag is topped by a thin red pennant or not. Two versions are possible: plain (excl. pennant) or with stripes. (Source: Per EILSTRUP & Nils Eric BOESGAARD Fjernt fra Danmark, Copenhagen 1974: p.112-113.)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006

plain

Ashanti historical flag
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006

It is a plain black flag with a yellow cross a little bit thinner than usual. In the lower hoist is a yellow chevron.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006

with white an red stripes

Ashanti historical flag
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006

There are two thin stripes red over white over a black flag with a yellow scandinavian cross a little bit thinner than usual. In the lower hoist is a yellow chevron.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2006


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