Cast Brass Storage Container (Kuduo), Asante People, Ghana circa19th century. Vessels such as this example of cast and incised brass known as kuduo were used by the wealthier Asante people of Ghana as lockable containers for valuables such as ritual objects and gold dust. Others might have been buried with people of status. Some might have been used to hold a mixture of shea butter and gold dust used to adorn the corpses of high-status chiefs.
Ghana mid to late century Imported cotton cloth and black pigment Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adi