Here is a picture of a ASHANTI PRIEST from a book called HEBREWISMS OF WEST AFRICA by Joseph J Williams. 

Notice the breastplate and garments of the priesthood. In the scriptures THE CREATOR commanded that the HIGH PRIEST of the LEVITICAL priesthood are to wear this breast plate (Exo.28:15-27,40)

History is a vast depth of insight where you can embark on traces of the past and learn to value the meaning of life. Romans 15:4  "For whatsoever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."  Weather it be described written documents, scriptures expressing the life of royalty or events occurring before written record, history gives light to that which was and which is.

Ashan is a city in ancient Israel that was named after Judah son Ashan (Jos. 15:1,42 KJV) ASHANTI means "PEOPLE OF ASHAN"

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." Marcus Garvey