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mar 11, 1700 - Golden Stool (Sika dwa kofi)

Description:

gold over wood/cast gold
Ashanti (Asante) peoples, Ghana (gold coast)
Asantehene= King... Osei Tutu, 1st king
represents the soul of all the Asante people
too important to be sat on, it gets its own stool and sits next to the king
MANA
wooden stools were given as coming of age gifts.
sunsum- one's aura (mana) that comes in contact with the things they touch, to preserve one's sunsum stools were tipped on their sides so no one would sit in them. (WHY the golden stool remains on its side permanently)
1874: Ashantee War... british destroyed asante capitol, valuables were stolen and taken back to england, an officer wanted to be presented with the golden stool but the asante people hid it

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Date:

mar 11, 1700
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~ 318 years ago

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