Ashanti Gold Weights represent a wide variety of subjects. The simplest are geometric (possibly with spiritual significance. The animal world (birds as well) is frequently represented, as are human beings, apparently going about their everyday life. It appears that many weights of animals and humans are representations not only of the political and religious systems, but also of popular sayings or stories. Objects of ceremonial, religious or other "power" use, are also frequently represented.

Left: A Flock of Birds on a Tree

Only birds of the same clan or species play together on the same tree.

Class consciousness: Birds of a feather flock together.

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