The Ashanti masks come in several variations and are not used for ceremonial purposes. Rather, they are used as decorative pieces of art.
The Ashanti is a group native to the Ashanti region of Ghana. Their empire was discovered in 1670 and formed in 1680 by Asantehene Osei Kofi Tutu I with the advice of his premier, Okomfo Ankoye.
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