Thursday, 11 October 2007


Do disregard the above image ( technology has gone haywire ). Or perhaps, the laptop has
had enough for today. Anyway, we will continue with the pictorial depictions, as and when
providence makes provision.

Nana Akosua Akyaamaa III, current Queen of Juaben ( Dwaben, in Kente) on the right and Nana Juaben Serwaa of New Juaben ( now deceased, in white ), sitting in state during a durbar. Behind them, in blue Kente, is the Adwamponhemaa of New Juaben. ( Also a branch of the royal family ).

The current Queen of Asante, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II borne in a female palanquin ( Seko or Sako ) during the celebration Otumfuo Opoku Ware II's silver jubilee in 1995. Nana is seen here, shielded by her fan bearers and surrounded by other members of her court.

Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante,1931- 1970 .This picture was taken not too long after the enstoolment of Nana. Daasebre is seen here in partial regalia, with the Sebekesee or adaboo' ( triangular gold chestplate ), and wearing a headband with triangular amulets, which depicts that in a matrilineal society such as Asante, Nana rules on behalf of the Queen of Asante. Nana is seated on the Nyansapo ( Wisdom knot ) stool, a stool of his own design, indicating his intent to rule Asante with tact and wisdom. This, he lived up to. In the background is the Kodeedwa ( a chair with gold symbols of an eagle ) which is retained as a back support in this picture.Seen on Nana's right handside is the dwete kuduo, which functions as a kind of personal purse, traditionally.

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