Kramo Bone Ammayaannhu Kramo Pa [Symbol of Hypocrisy] 
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Kramo Bone Ammayaannhu Kramo Pa [Symbol of Hypocrisy] 
Name/Theme: Kramo bone/hypocrisy 
Proverb: Kramo bone amma yeanhu kramo papa. 

Literal Translation: We cannot tell the good from the bad because of pretence and hypocrisy 

Meaning: The proverb, therefore, means that people show appearances which do not show their real character. 

Background: The way people behave under the pretence of friendship in order to satisfy their evil and selfish motives. It is therefore difficult to form opinions about people and also judge their behaviour by mere physical appearance. Such a symbol can be found in the Asantehene’s war smock indicating that concealment is one of the war tactics required in battles. 

Moral Value: The proverb brings to light the pretence, concealment and deceptive nature of humans. It, therefore, warns one not to take the behaviour of people at face value, else one could be disappointed. It also reminds people to be discerning when dealing with others. This is a symbol of hypocrisy and deceit. 

Originator: Opanin Kofi Maanu an indigene of Asante-Ntonso is believed to have adopted the symbol among many others found alongside the trophies brought from Gyaman in the early part of the nineteenth century (Nana Agya Bedu-2007 a Master Artisan at Ntonso). The year of its origination is unknown but its philosophy is believed to have been propounded during the reign of Nana Osei Bonsu I (1804-1823). 

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

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