Kontire ne Akwamu - symbol of collaboration


Kontire ne Akwamu - a symbol of collaboration
100% silk twill scarf (90 x 90 cm)
Color: sky blue/imperial/gold yellow/green/shade of saumon/brown

Designed by Yaw Tony
Ref. : 0-2316-F69799
Limited edition of 5

Kontire ne Akwamu (they are the two elders of state representing the two clans of state) They are two divisions in a state. Their function has culminated in the proverb “Tikro nko agyina” meaning “Two heads are better than one”. It emphasizes on the need for democracy in governance and consensus decision (Glover, 1969). This symbol was produced from both vertical and horizontal lines and space. Fences serve its purpose of protecting the family compound. The need to employ both the vertical and horizontal structures normally made of bamboo stripes for building such wall defense is to protect the inmates.

Extract from Cultural Symbolism in Asante Traditional Textiles by ABRAHAM EKOW ASMAH

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