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Akan Brass Casting

by Raymond Silverman
University of Michigan

Diagram illustrating the basic categories of kuduo. Akan artist, Ghana. Photo by Raymond Silverman.


This diagram illustrates the six basic stylistic categories of kuduo. (A seventh is reserved for 'eccentric' forms that do not fit in the six standard groups.) The first four represent forms based on Middle Eastern models. The final three categories include new forms that reflect a melding of local design with earlier imported models.