Ghana Asante comb
Detail: Wood carved Asante comb
Ghana Asante comb. Ashanti, or Asante are a nation of Akan people who are native to Ashanti, Asanteman, and live in Ghana and Ivory Coast. They speak the Akan language and the Asante dialect, and are of Akan origin. Prior to European colonization, the Ashanti people developed a large and influential empire in West Africa. The Ashanti later developed the powerful Ashanti Confederacy or Asanteman and became the dominant presence in the region. The Asantehene is the political and spiritual head of the Asantes.