Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday Wonders

The latest exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art is  The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana.  It features over 200 fantastic pieces of ceremonial furniture, state swords, head gear, and other pieces in the world of gold trade. Wealth in this area began in 1701 and the Asante region reigned with prosperity and sophistication.

The pieces were glorious and some of the short film pieces showed ceremonies. Very interesting. I also got a kick out of some Asante folk wisdom and sayings.

My favorite:  One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine     
(i.e.  Don't get into a fight with someone who can hurt you more. )

11 comments:

  1. Seems like a good place to visit Joanne.
    Interesting too.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Hi Joanne - yes the porcupine thought is a good one - and I'd have loved to have seen the gold exhibition ... sounds really interesting -cheers Hilary

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    1. Not too late if you come to Dallas. It's running through August, I believe

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  3. Yes, stay far away from porcupines. Do they hand put pots of gold?

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  4. HA! Very clever saying. Although I'm not sure I want to rub bottoms with ANY animal... :)

    This may be blasphemy, but gold hold no appeal for me. It was fun to pan for gold, and it was cool to see the gold coins recovered from a shipwreck, but I've always wondered why humans put such a high value on gold? I mean... why not chocolate?

    Never mind. Scratch that. I like being able to afford chocolate bars whenever I get the urge. :)

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  5. I would looooove to see this exhibit! Now I have Dan Fogelberg's 'Power of Gold' stuck in my head.

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  6. The porcupine saying made me laugh. Looks like a neat place to visit.

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