Soul Disc Earrings

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Shared by different Akan and Akan-related peoples, including the Asante and Baute, gold ornaments indicate status and wealth and are worn at public festivals by titleholders, chiefs, and kings. Most pectoral disks are suspended over the chest by a white pineapple-fiber cord. They are owned by okra, a young official, who purified the chief's soul - hence, the name akrafokonm, meaning "soul washer's badges" or "soul disks" There earring were inspired by a detail in the 19th century cast Jewelry, 1800s.