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An Ashanti StoolReturn to category

Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning. Most had specific names and designated users. Asante stools are spiritual as well as practical. They were understood to be the seat of the owner's soul and when not in use were leaned against a wall so that other souls passing by would not settle on it.
This is a good example with good quality carving and shaping.

1900

43cms wide x 20cms deep x 24cms high

 

This piece is now sold, but if you would like us to keep you in mind the next time we have something similar, please e-mail us at info@havardandhavard.com .

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Philip & Christine