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Ethnic Gold Weight Ashanti Figure

$30.00
This figure is in a excellent condition and is holding a shield of some sort. Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan/Ashanti people of West-Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Each goldweight has a known measurement and weight, based on the Islamic ounce. Locally they are known as mrammou, and the weights are made of brass. Traditionally a small set of gold weights were given to a newly wedded man. The status and respect of a man will also increase if he would possess a complete set of gold weights. Provenance: Private collection

Ethnic Gold Weight Ashanti Figure

$45.00
This figure is in a excellent condition and is holding a shield of some sort. Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan/Ashanti people of West-Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Each goldweight has a known measurement and weight, based on the Islamic ounce. Locally they are known as mrammou, and the weights are made of brass. Traditionally a small set of gold weights were given to a newly wedded man. The status and respect of a man will also increase if he would possess a complete set of gold weights. Provenance: Private collection

Ethnic Gold Weight Ashanti Figure

$45.00
This figure is in a excellent condition and is holding a shield of some sort. Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan/Ashanti people of West-Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Each goldweight has a known measurement and weight, based on the Islamic ounce. Locally they are known as mrammou, and the weights are made of brass. Traditionally a small set of gold weights were given to a newly wedded man. The status and respect of a man will also increase if he would possess a complete set of gold weights. Provenance: Private collection

Ethnic Gold Weight Ashanti Figure

$45.00
This figure is in a excellent condition and is holding a shield of some sort. Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan/Ashanti people of West-Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Each goldweight has a known measurement and weight, based on the Islamic ounce. Locally they are known as mrammou, and the weights are made of brass. Traditionally a small set of gold weights were given to a newly wedded man. The status and respect of a man will also increase if he would possess a complete set of gold weights. Provenance: Private collection

Ethnic Gold Weight Ashanti Figure

$40.00
This figure is in a excellent condition and is holding a shield of some sort. Akan goldweights were used as a measuring system by the Akan/Ashanti people of West-Africa. The gold weights were used to weigh gold dust which was used as currency before money and coins were invented. Each goldweight has a known measurement and weight, based on the Islamic ounce. Locally they are known as mrammou, and the weights are made of brass. Traditionally a small set of gold weights were given to a newly wedded man. The status and respect of a man will also increase if he would possess a complete set of gold weights. Provenance: Private collection

Kumasi Brass Bicycle Rider

$60.00
This bicycle rider originates from Kumasi, Ghana. It is made by the Ashanti/Asante tribe and is made using the lost-wax method. Provenance: Private collection

Statuette bronze ASHANTI ART TRIBAL AFRICAIN ARTE AFRICANO AFRIKA KUNST

$45.00
Akan art is an art form that originated among the Akan people of West Africa. Akan art is known for vibrant artistic traditions, including textiles, sculpture, Akan goldweights, as well as gold and silver jewelry. The Akan people are known for their strong connection between visual and verbal expressions and a distinctive blending of art and philosophy. Akan culture values gold above all other metals, so the artwork and jewelry made of gold reflects a great deal of value, whether it be made for appearance, artistic expression, or more practical trading purposes.