Ghanaian Royal Regalia


The Dallas Museum of Art had a special gallery open for only a few months with Royal regalia of the Asante tribe in Africa. My family and I got to go an enjoy this gorgeous display, and I love the new trend, museums encouraging people to take pictures. And so I did and am happy to share this bit of non edible African culture with you here.





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 Stools




Osei Tuti and the Golden Stool. Though not evident in pictures, this stool is almost twice the size of all the others.



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 Akrafokonmu or "Soul Washer Badges"








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Linguist Staff
 
These were some of my favorite pieces. I loved the proverbs they were both based on.





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Royal Head-ware





 




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Kente Cloth - Asante Fabrics 
 










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Asante Decorative Pieces and Jewelry


This is a depiction of Anansi the spider, a popular character in Africa folk lore. Anansi is know for being very wise. There is a Ghanaian proverb that says "No one goes to the house of the spider Anansi to teach him wisdom" meaning "Those who wear spider imagery call upon the knowledge and skill of Anansi". 

This piece was a sword decoration



Royal dagger and knife tips

A Bracelet

A bracelet and elbow jewelry

I loved the fine workmanship and delicate detailing frequent in the jewely








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Household Goods and Miniatures
 








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