Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 58-67
An Examination of the Production Processes of Brass Casting Among the Asantes: The Case of Krofofrom in Ashanti Region of Ghana
Oppong Christopher Effah, Department of General Art Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Hughes Ofori Dompreh, Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Eric Appau Asante, Department of General Art Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Samuel Baah Kissi, Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Received: Jul. 25, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019;       Published: Nov. 15, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190404.13      View  354      Downloads  52
Abstract
Brass casting in Krofofrom is well known and unique; this is because it embodies a lot of history and the cultural heritage of the people of Krofofrom, which is portrayed in visual art forms. The purpose of this study was to examine the production processes employed during brass casting. This is because the current generation is losing in the ancient technology due to the problem of generational gap. The researchers critically observed the casting technology performed by the indigenes, interviewed some relevant people who have enough knowledge about the craft and could provide enough information which served as primary data. The descriptive method of qualitative research approach was employed in this study through interviews and observation. The study established that lost wax casting, which is popularly known as “cire per due” is still the most accurate and reliable means of reproducing complex shapes in brass or other metals with all the fine details of an original pattern.
Keywords
Krofokrom, Brass Casting, Ashanti, Culture, Tradition
To cite this article
Oppong Christopher Effah, Hughes Ofori Dompreh, Eric Appau Asante, Samuel Baah Kissi, An Examination of the Production Processes of Brass Casting Among the Asantes: The Case of Krofofrom in Ashanti Region of Ghana, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 58-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20190404.13
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