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Prohibit: The blood of enemy generals, killed in… | re/touch: an encyclopædia of touch and culture

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The blood of enemy generals, killed in war, was smeared upon these drums and their jaw-bones might be fastened upon them; no other blood might touch them.

  • Source: Rattray, R. S. Religion and art in Ashanti. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927.
  • Culture: Akan
  • Location: Africa