The first day of the Yam Custom by Robert Havell & Son

The first day of the Yam Custom

Robert Havell & Son

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The first day of the Yam Custom

The Asantehene Osei Bonsu of Kumasi in the midst of a procession. The Asantehene, or king, is seated in a chair of ebony and gold under the state umbrella (with the elephant on top). He wears symbolic items that refer to his fearlessness, leadership and role as guardian of his people. The Yam Custom was an important festival and involved various forms of tribute being paid to the king. The flags around the king's throne represent the European countries with which his people traded. The print is based on the visual record of Thomas Bowdich. Bowdich was a writer with the Royal African Company. In 1816 he was part of a mission to West Africa, under Frederick James, the governor of Fort Accra, to negotiate a treaty with the king of Asante.
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