Fante Figure Ghana
Experience the vibrant culture of Ghana with our Fante Figure. This unique piece of art, handcrafted from pigmented wood and vegetable fibers, adds a touch of African authenticity to any home. With its rarity, it's a must-have for any art enthusiast.
Fante peoples, along with Asante, comprise two of the largest and best known ethnic groups that make up the Akan. Akan is a generic term used to refer to a large number of linguistically related peoples who live in southern Ghana and southeastern Côte d'Ivoire. The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to the 13th century and is related to the opening of trade routes established to move gold throughout the region. It was not until the end of the 17th century, however, that the grand Asante Kingdom emerged in the central forest region of Ghana, when several small states united under the Chief of Kumasi in a move to achieve political freedom from the Denkyira. The Asante confederacy was dissolved by the British in 1900 and colonized in 1901. Although there is no longer a centralized Akan government, Akan peoples maintain a powerful political and economic presence.
Approximate Age: 20th Century
Made In: Ghana