Asantehene Prempeh I's Bathing Room


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Asantehene Prempeh I's Bathing Room
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Within his private quarters, the Asantehene used a space set aside for bathing. Bathing was generally performed when seated on a bathing stool (adware dwa). This photo reveals the architectural skeleton of the building; where the two buildings meet, deterioration of the clay facade shows the bamboo-like lashed substructure that supports the packed clay walls. Because this was a private area, resurfacing probably had a lower priority than public spaces in the palace.


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