Asante Royal Thrones

Asante Royal Thrones

The Golden Stool (Asante: Sika 'dwa) is the royal and divine throne of the Ashanti people. According to legend, Okomfo Anokye, High Priest and one of the two chief founders of the Asante Confederacy, caused the stool to descend from the heavens and land on the lap of the first Asante king, Osei Tutu. Such seats were traditionally symbolic of a chieftain's leadership, but the Golden Stool is believed to house the spirit of the Asante nation—living, dead and yet to be born.

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Asante Royal Thrones - Appearance and Craftsmanship
... The stool is one of the main focal points of the Asante today because it still shows succession and power ... The general shape of Asante stools has been copied by other cultures and sold worldwide ...

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