The political, military, and spiritual foundations of the Ashanti nation date to the first Ashanti king, Osei Tutu. As they prospered, Ashanti culture flourished. They became famous for gold and brass craftsmanship, wood carving, furniture, and brightly colored woven cloth, called kente.
So check this out, Kente cloth was worn by the Ashanti. It’s made of silk so the affluent wore it. The Ashanti were also known as slave owners and traders.
Girl. African. Derived from the Kiswahili word asante, meaning “thank you”. Ashanti is a region in central Ghana. The traditional inhabitants of the region are known as Ashanti people.
The diet of the tribe mainly consists of corn and plantains. Other staples of the Ashanti diet include rice and goat as well as various vegetables.
Twi is an African language spoken in the southern two-thirds of Ghana. Like most languages spoken south of the Sahara, Twi is a tone language. Akuapim Twi became the prestige dialect because it was the first dialect to be used for Bible translation.
The Golden Stool (Ashanti-Twi: Sika dwa; full title, Sika Dwa Kofi ” the Golden Stool born on a Friday”) is the royal and divine throne of kings of the Ashanti people and the ultimate symbol of power in Asante.
Osei Tutu II was one of seven descendants who were eligible to the heir presumptive. List of rulers of Asante.
|King of Asante|
|First monarch||Osei Tutu Opemsoo 1701 to 1717|
|Residence||Manhyia Royal Palace|
|Website||The Asante Monarchy|
Kente cloth is made from thin strips about 4 centimeters thick woven together on narrow looms, typically by men. The strips are interlaced to form a fabric that is usually worn wrapped around the shoulders and waist like a toga: The garment is also known as kente.
Although there are Christian and Muslim converts among the Asante, the traditional religion, based on belief in a distant supreme being, a pantheon of gods and lesser spirits, and the ever-present spirits of ancestors, remains the basis of the Asante conception of the universe. See also Asante empire.
The Ashanti Empire was a pre-colonial West African state that emerged in the 17th century in what is now Ghana. The Ashanti or Asante were an ethnic subgroup of the Akan-speaking people, and were composed of small chiefdoms.
 Abantu (or ‘ Bantu ‘ as it was used by colonists) is the Zulu word for people. It is the plural of the word ‘umuntu’, meaning ‘person’, and is based on the stem ‘–ntu’ plus the plural prefix ‘aba’. This original meaning changed through the history of South Africa.
Breakfast meals In large Ghanaian cities, working-class people would often take fruit, tea, chocolate drink, oats, rice porridge (locally called rice water) or kooko (fermented maize porridge) and koose/akara or maasa (rice, ripe plantain and maize meal fritters).
Yams are the staple food crop in the Akan economy, but plantains and taro also are important; cocoa and palm oil are major commercial resources.
Akan people are believed to have migrated to their current location from the Sahara desert and Sahel regions of Africa into the forest region around the 11th century. Many Akans tell their history as it started in the eastern region of Africa as this is where the ethnogenesis of the Akan as we know them today happened.