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A Kwa Ba The Primal Mother. To the Ashanti people of Ghana she is the symbol of welcome, and is always placed above the door. Maidens receive this carved wood or clay image at the age of first menstruation from an elder mentor; this ceremony means that she is welcomed into her motherhood role in the tribe. In Togo, a giant A Kwa Ba (Akua'ba) image always precedes the chief in tribal procession, signifying that the Mother, and reverence for Nature, are the foremost communal values.

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