book chapter

Religion and art in Ashanti

Clarendon PressOxford, England • Published In 1927 • Pages:

By: Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland).

Abstract
This volume, the second of Captain Rattray's three ethnographic studies of the Ashanti, completes the general survey of religious beliefs begun in ‘Ashant’. Detailed data are presented on the form and importance of ancestor worship, spirits and gods, fetishes, oaths, and taboos in Ashanti religious beliefs and practices; arts and crafts surveyed, ceremonial rites are described, and various rites of passage, including customs related to birth, puberty, marriage, and death, are discussed and analyzed. The chapter on cross-cousion marriages amplifies the material on this subject presented by Rattray and L.H. Dudley Buxton in an article previously published (see document #13). In addition to Rattray's data, this volume contains contributions from a number of authorities as follows: C.G. Seligman, Dreams and Dream Interpretation, pp. 197-204; L.H. Dudley Buxton, The Biological Significance of Cross-Cousin Marriages in Ashanti, pp. 332-343; Vernon Blake, The Aesthetic of Ashanti, pp. 344-381; G.T. Bennett, Wari, pp. 382-390; R.R. Marett, Some General Aspects of the Ashanti Religion, pp. 391-398.
Subjects
Art
Religious beliefs
Religious practices
Ecclesiastical organization
culture
Akan
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Western Africa
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnographer
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Ashanti; Ghana
Notes
by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E., B.Sc. (Oxon.)
The index is not included
LCSH
Akan (African people)