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Vintage Brass “Soul Washer” Breastplates

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Destination: Kumasi , Ghana

We bought these vintage brass breastplates from Mr. Abubakar Muhammad, who has a store just around the corner from Kejetia Market. Called akrafokonmu, literally “Soul Washer’s disk,” breastplates like these were traditionally worn by the doppelganger-bodyguards of the Ashanti King.


The secret service ain’t got nothing on the Ashanti Soul Washers. Men born on the same day as the Asantehene (“King” in Twi), the Soul Washers were chosen to join the chief’s posse and, with the help of their protecti... Read More

Details and Dimensions

5" diameter

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