How Ghanaian chiefs embrace tradition through palanquins

Palanquins and Ghanaian Chiefs

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Palanquins, known as litters, have deep cultural significance in Ghana, historically used to transport royals and precious items.

Originating from diverse cultures worldwide, including Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, palanquins symbolize elevated status and were intricately designed conveyances.

In Ghanaian culture, they were introduced during colonial periods and adopted for ceremonial purposes, representing tribal identities and conveying wealth and status. While their literal use has diminished, palanquins remain cherished cultural artifacts, embodying tradition and heritage in Ghanaian society.

Explore the beautiful Palanquins in Ghanaian culture below.



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