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TRADITION: VIVID DESCRIPTION OF THE AKAN STOOL

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DESCRIPTION OF THE AKAN STOOL.

The stool is the most important traditional artefact in the Akan culture. It is a source of authority and the object that unites the people. In the day of yore, when families embarked on any migration, they took their stools to their new communities.

A carved stool is known as ‘asɛsɛdwa’. When Kofi Antobam designed the Ghana presidential seat, he added a stool beneath the seat.

In Akan, our ancestors gave meaning to everything. The philosophical meanings of the parts of the Akan traditional stool is described in the picture below:

 

 

Source: Facebook.com/Asanteman News

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