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Sasabonsam is a mythical folklore creature among the Akan people of Ghana.

Often depicted as a vampiric or bat-like creature that inhabits dense forests, its main goal is to protect the natural environment from intruders and is associated with a sense of mystery and fear.

Folktales describe Sasabonsam hanging from trees, waiting to catch unsuspecting passersby.
The mythology serves as a cautionary tale, warning people against entering the deep, untouched parts of the forest which serves as a cultural and traditional warning, discouraging individuals from straying too far into the unknown and emphasizing the importance of respecting the natural environment


c. 1940


Made by Agya Amissah - Kuntu Workshop


  • 165 x 85 cm
    65 x 33 inches 

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