Documenting Selected Artefacts of the Royal Regalia of Akwamumanhene

Andrew Richard Owusu Addo, Steve Kquofi, Nana Ama Pokuaa Arthur


This study which identifies and reviews selected artefacts of the Akwamuhene royal regalia was conducted at the Bogyawe palace in Akwamufie. The research tools employed were questionnaire, observation and interviews to collect and investigate relevant cultural knowledge on the royal regalia of the Akwamuhene. Using the appropriate research instruments, for purposeful analysis and interpretation, the artefacts were documented hence, served as a means of preservation. There were 65 respondents who were interviewed using an interview guide and 30 of respondents were given questionnaire.  The respondents for the study provided names, myths, history, philosophies and significance of the artefacts that make up the royal regalia. The study thus focused on selected royal regalia belonging to the Akwamuhene comprising a variety of royal artforms and monuments such as deities, drums, clothes, palanquins, stools, chairs, Akyeame (spokespersons) staff, swords and sword ornaments, traditional sandals, headgears, jewellery and platforms.

Keywords: Regalia, Culture, Symbolism, Deity, Drum, Head Gear, Stool House, Keys

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-10-01

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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