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Title: Documentation of Queen Mothers’ regalia in the Kwawu Traditional Area
Authors: Nkansah, Patricia Korang
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2008
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to identify and document on Queen Mothers’ regalia in the Kwawu Traditional Area. The study was based on a survey conducted in nine major towns in the Kwawu Traditional Area, namely The descriptive survey method was used in the data analysis, Questioniare and interview schedules were the instruments used to collect the data. The simple random sampling method was employed to select 50 respondents for the purpose of the research. Libraries such as the Balme Library (University of Ghana), the KNUST Libraries etc, were visited for essential and related literature. The research revealed that most Kwawu Queen Mothers’ are within 40 years and above. It also indicated that Queen Mothers’ of the Kwawu Tradtional Area have some regalia and characteristics in common with other Akan traditional areas .The study brought to light that Kwawu Queen Mothers wear headkerchief and crown as a result of their interaction and trade with other cultures which normally does not happen in Asante and Bono. The study also revealed that there were regalia for ceremonies such as mourning, marriage, naming, anniversaries and other joyous occasions. The cultural values, significance and symbolism of these regalia were also identified. The research will serve as a source of reference for teaching in Art Education and other areas such as sociology, History, Anthropology and Etimology and so on. It will also serve as a source of guide to tourists and citizens who will want to visit the area.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Arts (Arts Education), 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/690
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