Authentic Fine Anyi (Agnis) Head Adornment – Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coastamazigh
Velvet, gilded wood elements. Cm. 12,5 high (4.92″); diameter approx. cm. 21,0 width (8.27″).
The Anyi people (or Agnis) are an Akan subgroup of southwest Ghana and southeast Ivory Coast.
The Anyi people are a subgroup of the Akan, originally from Ghana, who fled from the Ashanti subgroup to their current location in present-day Ivory Coast between the 16th and 18th centuries. They established the Kingdoms of Indene, Sanwi, and Moronou.
Today the Anyis live mainly in the area once known as the Kingdoms of Sanwi and Indene. They also inhabit Zanzan in Ivory Coast and there are small populations in Ghana.