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The Otumfour's War Amour Impenetrable By Bullet Designed And Fortified By The Overlord Of Dagbon

The Asantes have come a long way in history with varied traditional practices ranging from food, clothes, music and dance etc.

For the past years before Ghana became a single nation, people lived in isolation and trade by the batter system. They formed allegiances and depended on one another for things they lack.

Today we delve into the legendary "batakari kese" traditional amour wear usually worn by the Asante kings for warfare.

What Otumfour is wearing is called batakari kɛseɛ (traditional war amour)

The (batakari kɛseɛ) was given to Otumfour by Yaa Naa, The Over Lord of Dagbon . The presentation of this warrior dress was made to the Ashantehene Osei Tutu when he invited Yaa Naa Gariba for peace talks in 1715. That's very long time ago

And this is passed on to any King that ascends the throne, immediately you become the King of the "Asanteman"

Whenever Otumfuo wears this traditional war amour no metal in the form of a bullet or knife could penetrate his body.

Otumfour Osei Tutu II is the only Asantehene who has worn it twice, during his enthronment and during Asantehemaa's funeral.

The traditional amour is a sign of peace that exist between the Asante kingdom and the Dagbon for centuries.

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Asante Dagbon Ghana Otumfour War Amour Impenetrable


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