PRODUCING GOLDWEIGHTS THAT INTERPRET CONTEMPORAY PROVERBS IN GHANA

Goldweights.

Ghanaian proverb.

Cire-perdue casting process.

Gold dust and Nuggets as currency.

•Trade & Commerce
•Post War
•Policies: Demonitisation of Gold dust ordinance / Weights and measures ordinance

                       (Garrard, 1980).

•Motivation
•Massive sale of Goldweights
•Loss of interest
•Inability to mentor
•Collapse of guild of metal casters
•Loss of employment and livelihood
•Gap (Decline of goldweight casting for about 4 decades)
•One person, known to have collected goldweights after Ghana’s independence.

    (Ayensu, 1997)

Preliminary studies indicate that:

Akan goldweights were produced based on Ghanaian proverbs, folk stories and activities .

Creation of Ghanaian proverbs have been ascribed to Ghanaian forefathers.

The current cire-perdue casting has been done by the  process that involves pouring of molten metal into  moulds.

The current study sought to address the gap by:

  •Creating contemporary proverbs to add up to the existing proverbs.

•Producing goldweights to match the created   contemporary proverbs.
•Using the Asante technique of the cire-perdue casting process .