Young girls dress in nubility attire for the annual Children's Day sponsored by local schools. They wear snail shell necklaces and have applied white paint to their face, chest and midriff. This attire is associated with the nubility ceremonies of groups from southern Ghana and is adopted here as a generic form of ritual costume. L-R: Yaa Naa (in profile); Akosua Kojie (yellow head scarf); Naomi (back row); Isha Brimah (vertical stripes); Atta Forkour (center front); Yaa Manu (behind); Florence (behind); Akua Yaa Wale (red & black head scarf); Shallot Vasco (far right). Ahenkro, 23 June, 2009.
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Banda Cultural Centre; Children's day; Nubility rites
Boys dress in traditional attire for the annual Children's Day festivities sponsored by local schools. Seated in front is an adolescent dressed as a chief. He and the two boys standing behind him (center and right) wear cloths made by strip-weaving. A boy standing left holds a linguist staff. Ahenkro, 23 June, 2009.
Kofi Gyasi, Gyasehene, offers libations to the ancestors at the Ahenkro palace. The occasion was prompted by the return of Banda Research Project members, seeking to continue archaeological research. Ahenkro palace, 10 July, 2009. Length: .49 minutes.