Ashanti


kente weaverAshanti <<ah SHAN tee>> is a area within the nation of Ghana, in western Africa. Ashanti additionally refers to a individuals who stay there. The individuals name themselves Asante. Traditionally, Ashanti was a strong army and political state. At present, it’s Ghana’s most closely populated area.

The Asante individuals are primarily farmers. They increase cacao, which is used to make chocolate, and different crops. The area additionally has timber and gold. Immediately, many individuals go to the Ashanti area looking for native crafts. Such crafts embrace wooden carvings and colourful kente material.

The Ashanti state first developed within the late 1600’s. A pacesetter named Osei Tutu shaped the state when he introduced collectively a gaggle of unbiased kingdoms. Within the early 1700’s, the Ashanti state expanded by conquering neighboring kingdoms. Within the late 1800’s, the Asante and the British fought one another for management of commerce in West Africa. The British lastly defeated the Asante in 1901. The Ashanti lands then turned a British colony.

In 1957, Ashanti and different close by areas turned the unbiased nation of Ghana. Since then, conventional Asante rulers have performed a serious position in Ghana’s financial and political improvement.

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