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  1. The Ashanti of Ghana http://www.alternativeroute.net/clients/westerncape/ashanti/picture.jpg

  2. Geography & Climate • Ghana is about the size of Britian • About 560 kilometers wide • Highest point in Ghana, Mount Afadjato rises only 880 meters above sea level • Five main regions to Ghana • No natural harbors • Temperatures range yearly between 26 degrees C and 29 degrees C • Summers are moist, Winters very Dry http://worldfacts.us/Ghana-map.htm

  3. History of the Ashanti/Asante • At the end of the 17th cetury the Asante states were consolidated under the power of a king (Asantehene). • Traditionally Agriculturally based • Visits from two British envoys in 1817 and 1819 resulted in detailed publications on much of the art and culture of the Asante. • War broke out between the Asante and British in 1874 http://web.falco.mi.it/sirzitastoriaweb/immaginari/mito/Image289.jpg

  4. Ashanti Lifestyle • Farming • Mining • Forestry • Business http://www.scottsboropower.com/~chchrist/images/ghana_1.jpg

  5. Different Types of Ashanti Art • Regalia • Religious • Secular

  6. Regalia • Golden Stool • Chairs • State swords • Linguist staffs • State umbrellas • Palanquins • Personal adornments

  7. Golden Stool http://www.genuineafrica.com/ashanti_kings_stool.htm

  8. Chairs • akonkromfi (‘praying mantis’) • hwedom (‘facing the enemy’) • asipim (‘I stand firm’) http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/sheptonsantiques/images/IG154-0.jpg

  9. State Swords & Linguist Staffs http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/ashanti_10.jpg

  10. State Umbrellas & Palanquins http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/ashanti_10.jpg

  11. Personal adornments - http://www.paperjewels.com/necklaces/ashanti_maiden_crop_sm.jpg http://www.northampton.gov.uk/museums/images/Shoes_of_the_World/BS139.jpg http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/ashanti_10.jpg

  12. Religious Art • Akua’ba • Shrine sculture • Kuduo • Ceramics

  13. Akua’ba http://www.lotzdollpages.com/pixafrica/ashantefert1b_401.jpg

  14. Shrine Sculpture & Kuduo http://www.tribalworks.com/F634-72tn.JPG http://www.introspecinc.com/warehouse/rpg0725.jpg http://www.genuineafrica.com/ashanti_bronze_box.htm

  15. Secular Arts • Gold Weights • Forowa • Combs • Pipes • Drums and ensembles

  16. Gold Weights http://rubens.anu.edu.au/htdocs/surveys/african/ashanti/532.JPG

  17. Combs http://www.genuineafrica.com/Ashanti_comb.htm

  18. Drums http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&q=ashanti+drums

  19. Bibliography (Text Sources) • http://www.groveart.com/data/articles/art/00/0045/004502.xml • http://worldfacts.us/Ghana-geography.htm • http://www2.worldbook.com/wc/features/aajourney_new/html/aa_1 _ashanti.shtml • http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/ashanti.htm • http://www.nathanielturner.com/ashantiempire.htm