Dance skirt with cowries and amulets - ROM2017_15861_29

ROM2017_15861_29

Dance skirt with cowries and amulets

Maker: Unidentified Maker
Medium:Raffia, cowrie shells
Geography: Unidentified Company, Ghana
Date: c. 1970
Object number: 2012.65.52
Credit Line: Federico Carmignani Asafo Collection; This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionThe asafo flag dancer, frankaatunyi, is in charge of making the message of the flag come to life in the dance performance. His religiously inspired dress is similar to that of traditional priests and indicates his status and spiritual role. The frankaatunyi’s performance is a powerful enactment of the belligerent competitiveness of asafo companies.
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