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Old January 1st, 2014, 06:24 PM   #21
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Old January 1st, 2014, 06:26 PM   #22
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are there effort to restore these buildings.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 06:36 PM   #23
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too bad. the shrine remind me of traditonal korean shrines
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 01:50 AM   #24
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:08 AM   #26
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:10 AM   #27
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 02:27 AM   #28
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Prempeh's Palace, Private Audience Hall | source

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Prempeh's Palace, Bathrooms | source

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An overview on Akan people (since I guess they're new to you).


That's what you call organic body definition.
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View of Kumasi in 1874 | source

View of a few of the civil servant and government official quarters within the vicinity of the palace before being burned by the Bristish in 1874.

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street in Kumasi possibly leading to the entrance to the royal palace, under construction or renovation, c 1896 to 1902 | source

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Akradwarefo (soulwasher) in the town of Abetifi, probably in front of a temple, c. 1888-1908 | source

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Akan currency

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Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan people of West Africa, particularly for weighing gold dust which was currency until replaced by paper money and coins. They are referred to locally as "mrammou" and the weights are made of brass and not gold. Used to weigh gold and merchandise, at first glance the goldweights look like miniature models of everyday objects. Based on the Islamic ounce (Akan kingdoms were one of the sources of gold of the Mali and Soghai Empire), each weight had a known measurement. This provided merchants with secure and fair-trade arrangements with one another. The status of a man increased significantly if he owned a complete set of weights. Complete small sets of weights were gifts to newly wedded men. This insured that he would be able to enter the merchant trade respectably and successfully. Beyond their practical application, the weights are miniature representations of West African culture items such as adinkra symbols, plants, animals and people.
Akan goldweights with swastika



The relief pattern, which we know as "swastika" in Akan cultures is called "monkey hands" and it's a symbol of divine power and strength that comes from the union of a man and a woman.
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missionaries in Chief Kwahu court in the town of Abetifi, c. 1900-1904 | source

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