The minimalist design and symbolism of this quilt reflects my admiration for the Asafo flags created by the Fante people of Ghana. The flags are visual representations of military organizations, the Fante’s “Asafo,” or “companies.” Each Asafo has its own flag with a wide range of animal imagery representing and identifying it.
I can’t think of another animal that exhibits more cunningness, elasticity and shape-shifting distortion than the snake. In Christian mythology the snake is a symbol of sexual desire and diabolic betrayal. What better place for it than on top of a bed, I thought? I placed an apple next to snake to allude to the Garden of Eden and a lightning rod above to indicate the (bedroom) trouble to come.
This hand-quilted quilt is 100 percent Kona cotton. It measures 84 x 86 inches and fits a King-size mattress. It can be machine-washed and line-dried. It is perfect for transitional periods, such as spring and fall.
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Photos: Rebecca Krasnik