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See Asantehene’s Amazing Dance Moves in the All Powerful Batakare Kese3 Yesterday

See Asantehene’s Amazing Dance Moves in the All Powerful Batakare Kese3 Yesterday

Real power lies in royalty and Asantehene has proven to the new generation that indeed there is loyalty in royalty than any other. He wore the over three century old Batakare Kese3 which won Asanteman numerous battles, with the help of the trinity— Asantehene, Sikadwa and Asanteman. In it, he danced and undertook various customs and traditions as part of the final funeral rites of his mother and Asantehemaa.

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Watch some of his moves signifying that he owns the land from North, South, East and West.

The batakari kese3 is the single most powerful attire

Asantehene in batakari kese3

Among the Akan these “war shirts” are called batakari, and the most powerful of these, as seen here, belong to Asantehene and is called batakari kese. This example is lavishly covered with both Koranic amulets and amulets more clearly rooted in indigenous belief systems (e.g. the leather covered gourds and animal horns). No longer worn in battle, these impressive garments are still worn at certain moments during a chief’s installation and at the funerals of other chiefs.

Thomas Edward Bowdich, the 17th century traveller, described their use as follows: “The most surprising superstition of the Ashantees is their confidence in the fetishes or saphies they purchase so extravagantly from the Moors, believing firmly that they make them invulnerable and invincible in war, paralyse the hand of the enemy, shiver their weapons, divert the course of balls, render both sexes prolific, and avert all evils but sickness, (which they can only assuage) and natural death.” (1819:271)

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NsromaMedia.Com gathered that Asantehene’s batakari kese3 is spiritually charged by the Gonjas, Banda, Mossi.


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