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6 edition of Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection found in the catalog.

Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection

by Doran H. Ross

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Published by Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Akan (African people),
  • Ghana,
  • Goldwork, Akan,
  • Regalia (Insignia),
  • Social life and customs,
  • Art

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFrances Marzio (Contributor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11273993M
    ISBN 100890901163
    ISBN 109780890901168

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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 are referred to locally as mrammou and the weights are made of brass and not to weigh gold and merchandise, at first glance the goldweights look like miniature models of everyday objects. Kente is not only the best known of all African textiles, it is also one of the most admired of all fabrics worldwide. Originating among the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo, this brilliantly colored and intricately patterned strip-woven cloth was traditionally associated with royalty. Over time, however, it has come.


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