Katie Taylor - Karun Thakar Online Exhibition
Image: Karun Thakar Pre Independence (1900-1957 ) Asafo flag
Taken online because of the current pandemic this African Textiles exhibition was originally exhibited at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
The exhibition shows the huge collection of Asafo flags from Ghana that were collected by Karun Thakar in the mid 90’s. The flags have been digitally repaired to provide the viewer with the best visual experience and they provide a much needed historical perspective on flags used by the Asafo people. Thakar hopes to publishing a book on them in the future.
Image: Karun Thakar Early (19th century to circa 1900) Asafo flag
The online exhibition is broken down into three sections;
- Section 1 19th century and early 1900’s
- Section 2 1920’s to 1957, Ghana’s Independence
- Section 3 1957 to 1970’s
You can also read an essay to introduce this show.
Image: Karun Thakar Post independence (after 1957) Asafo flag