Asante and in some cases, the Akan tradition. Note the symmetry of the face, the slight
forward projection of the forehead, the sharpness and narrowness of the nasal bridge, and
though not evident here, the roundness and slight rearward projection of the back of the
head. The smoothness and allure of the shiny black complexion, further accentuated by the
masterful application of nkoto ( sheabutter ), is self evident. Ahh! tumtum a ekyen kokoo paa
nie? Courtesy of Getty Images.