International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Art in Funeral Ceremonies, an Indigenous Cultural Identity of Asantes
E. A. Asante, A.E. Asmah, J. Adjei

Asantes in Ghana are endowed with various ceremonial practices and art forms which emphasize the identity of the indigenous Asante and promote their socio-cultural development. Unfortunately their funeral practices which this study seeks to dwell on is suffering acculturation that needs to be reexamined and realigned to promote the socio cultural development of the Asantes as evident in the findings and analysis of the data. The rationale therefore is to discuss the funeral rites of the Asantes by placing these practises in its factual historical and cultural perspective.It also seeks to bring to the fore the indiscernible role art played in funerals. The Descriptive method of Qualitative Research was used in the study. The research made known the neglected funeral practices and the relegated funerary arts,which have characterized today’s funeral ceremonies.

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