arh 301, 02.28.08

arh 301, 02.28.08 - 02/28/08 Ghana Ashanti Akua’ba

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Unformatted text preview: 02/28/08 Ghana Ashanti Akua’ba (fertility)doll-matrilineal descent, stratified society-dolls presented to women in order to help her conceive children-based on culturally defined, idealized beauty-flat, round head-sexual characteristics-consistency in form Ashanti Stool-Literally, the “seat” of authority-political/divine authority, given by the gods-placed on ancestral shrines, associated with a specific person-carried around during ceremonies Ashanti kente cloth-traditionally: gold, white, black, red; woven-identity, lineage, narratives, etc. carried within the designs (not abstract)-originally the cloth of kings, sacred-not for everyday use-Weaving = men’s domain Mossi Culture of Burkina Faso, West Africa: themes of fertility and gender-specific roles-Correlation b/w an emphasis on fertility w/in a society and high infant mortality rate-Focus on female fertility (not male)-these dolls presented to little girls, they care for the doll and mimic their mother’s care for a child...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ARH 301 taught by Professor Guernsey during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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arh 301, 02.28.08 - 02/28/08 Ghana Ashanti Akua’ba

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