gold plated stools, of which, he can make use of. The seat of the King rests on a broad piece
elephant skin known locally as Banwoma. This picture was taken, I believe, fairly early in
the King's reign.
The most recent King of Ashanti, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, ( Who Crossed The Great River In 1999 ), Occupant of the Osei ne Opoku Amoapong Of Asante sitting in state, early in his reign in Kumasi. Displayed on Nana's left, on it's own throne ( Hwedomtea ) is the venerable Asikadwa Kofi ( Golden Stool, born on Friday ). Seated on Nana's right, is the Mponponsuohene wearing a cap of eagle feathers. Other swordbearers are also seated in front of the King.