On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
In 1991, Adu Tetebo was selected by the Kingmakers as the next occupant of the Tufohene throne to succeed the late Nana Kwadwo Owusu. Tufohene is an Akan word for a person who counsels the chief. On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
Born into the Asona royal family on January 5, 1949, Amankwapam received his General School Certificate in 1970. Between 1970 and 1973, he read for a degree in accounting and today is a fellow of the Institute of Administrative Accountants and a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians.
Amankwapam's forcefulness and leadership qualities have made him the inspiration of young and old. It has been his vision that the unemployed be trained and aided to improve their standard of living; he set up training workshops for youth in handicraft production. This includes carving, making and collecting beads, weaving Adinkra cloth and crafting cane furniture, mainly for the export market. He aspires to open two more such workshops so that Ghana's rich handicraft tradition can be shown to the world.
This pair of Ashanti Sese wood masks, traditionally used in ancestral rites, depicts two striking male and female visages. The masks can either serve as an abode for the spirit of the deceased or as memorials to those who have passed on.
A spectral image inspires this mask by Ernestina Oppong Asante, each detail contributing to the haunting whole. Framed by intriguing locks of hair, its dark, wide eyes and lips interrupt etched bands of brown and white. Carved by hand from local sese....read more
With half-closed eyes and opened mouth, this black and red mask features a protruding Sankofa on the forehead. Inspired by cranes that turn their heads backwards on their bodies to sleep, Sankofa is the Adinkra symbol that encourages learning....read more
Mamma duck is followed closely by her ducklings in a mask designed to honor good mothers, or obaatanpa in the Twi dialect of the Akan people. Abdul Salami Amadu carves the sese wood mask by hand, embellishes it with clay textures and paints it....read more
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