Asante Chased Brass Forowa Box
This stunning embossed brass frowa box was created by the masterful hand of some long-forgotten Asante artist in the late 19th or early 20th Century. The metal was shaped from sheets of brass that were hand worked to add intricate detail that add texture and rhythm to the piece. The cylindrical shape with its stepped, conical lid, and hollow base is reminiscent of traditional granaries; a form that seems especially appropriate for a container intended to store shea butter.
The Antique Asante Forowa Box is a valuable and historic artifact from the Asante people of Ghana. The Asante people are known for their elaborate goldwork and craftsmanship, and the Forowa Box is an example of their exquisite metalworking.
The Forowa Box is a small rectangular container made of brass or bronze, typically used to store personal items such as jewelry or small valuables. The box is adorned with intricate designs and symbols that hold cultural and spiritual significance for the Asante people.
The designs on the box often depict scenes from Asante history and mythology, including images of kings and queens, animals, and abstract geometric patterns. The symbols used on the box often represent concepts such as power, wealth, and fertility, and are believed to offer protection and good fortune to the owner.
As an antique artifact, the Forowa Box is highly sought after by collectors and historians interested in the art and culture of the Asante people. Its value is dependent on its age, condition, and the intricacy and rarity of its design.