Young girls dressed in the attire for Manaa Ndiom (puberty) and Bijam (wedding) rites as part of a cultural performance in Boase. The event was organized by the chief and elders of Boase and filmed by the Banda Heritage Local Committee. Front, L-R: ___, ____. Rear, L-R: ___, ___, ___. Boase, 11 Nov, 2018.
Two women (Ama Nwotwenwaa and Yaa Yaa Dankwa) view a binder of photos during an interview in the house of Brɛmawuo about cooking practices. The interview was sparked by a 1986 photo of these and other women in the household preparing food. Two youngsters look on. Sabiye, 13 November, 2018.
At a performance showcasing the rituals associated with Nafana wedding rites (Bijam) organized by the chief and female elders of Boase, a weathered calabash or gourd bowl (chrɛgbɔɔ in Nafaanra) holds money (Ghanaian cedis) offered by well-wishers. A calabash lid rests on the ground nearby, its side mended with stitches. Boase, 11 November, 2018.
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Cedis; Bijam; Money
Rites and ceremonies; Gourd, Calabash; Marriage customs and rites
Chief and Elders of Boase on the day of a cultural performance organized to showcase the Manaa Ndiom, Bijam and funeral songs and dances previously practiced in the community. Front, L-R: ___, ___, Boase chief Tolԑԑ Ligbi Wulotei, ____. Boase, 11 Nov, 2018.
Several young men gather outside of Kafͻnͻ (Kafono) Katoo under the shade of a small thatched shelter. They are looking at a binder of photos that includes pictures of their family house taken in 1986 when its roof was being re-thatched. At that time the house was decorated with a painting of a bicycle, reputed to be the first bicycle in Banda. Ahenkro, 1 September, 2018.