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

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the ashanti of ghana
The Ashanti of Ghana

http://www.alternativeroute.net/clients/westerncape/ashanti/picture.jpg

geography climate
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

history of the ashanti asante
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

ashanti lifestyle
Ashanti Lifestyle
  • Farming
  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Business

http://www.scottsboropower.com/~chchrist/images/ghana_1.jpg

different types of ashanti art
Different Types of Ashanti Art
  • Regalia
  • Religious
  • Secular
regalia
Regalia
  • Golden Stool
  • Chairs
  • State swords
  • Linguist staffs
  • State umbrellas
  • Palanquins
  • Personal adornments
golden stool
Golden Stool

http://www.genuineafrica.com/ashanti_kings_stool.htm

chairs
Chairs
  • akonkromfi (‘praying mantis’)
  • hwedom (‘facing the enemy’)
  • asipim (‘I stand firm’)

http://antiques-internet.com/colorado/sheptonsantiques/images/IG154-0.jpg

state swords linguist staffs
State Swords & Linguist Staffs

http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/ashanti_10.jpg

state umbrellas palanquins
State Umbrellas & Palanquins

http://www.clarku.edu/~jborgatt/ashanti_10.jpg

personal adornments
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

religious art
Religious Art
  • Akua’ba
  • Shrine sculture
  • Kuduo
  • Ceramics
akua ba
Akua’ba

http://www.lotzdollpages.com/pixafrica/ashantefert1b_401.jpg

shrine sculpture kuduo
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

secular arts
Secular Arts
  • Gold Weights
  • Forowa
  • Combs
  • Pipes
  • Drums and ensembles
gold weights
Gold Weights

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

combs
Combs

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

drums
Drums

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

bibliography text sources
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