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Facts About The Golden Stool

The Golden Stool ( Sika Dwa Kofi) has been the image of force in Ashanti Kingdom since the seventeenth century. As per oral custom, Okomfo Anokye, a High Priest and one of the two authors of the Ashanti Confederacy, invoked the Golden Stool, beautified with brilliant chimes, and made it slide from the sky where it arrived at the feet of Osei Tutu I, the primary Asantehene (King) of Ashanti. Starting with Osei Tutu I, the Ashanti have accepted that the Golden Stool houses the spirit of the Ashanti country. 

The Stool, made of gold, stands 18 inches high, 24 inches in length, and 12 inches wide. It was never permitted to contact the ground and was considered hallowed to the point that nobody was permitted to sit on it. Each new Ashante lord is brought down and raised over the Golden Stool without contacting it. Nobody could be viewed as a real ruler without the Golden Stool, which generally involved its own seat close to the Asantehene. 

The Ashanti kept up the Golden Stool as their most valued belonging. Before they did battle, their war bosses counseled it. As time advanced and as the Ashanti scored more triumphs over their opponents, transforming their realm into a domain, the Golden Stool turned out to be much more comment

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Asantehene Ashanti Golden Stool Okomfo Anokye Osei Tutu


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