It is always a great day to be on the Bay and smooth curves we are delighted to offer this beautifully hand carved wooden Ashanti stool from Ghana. The seat offers a wide spread, with graceful curves on either end wrapping the user in a comfortable fit.
This well used throne measures approximately 13 high x 20 diameter x 9.5 deep. It is made from a single piece of wood with a sturdy complex base. This rare piece would certainly enhance any trophy room. Now, as in the past, stools have a spiritual significance as well as practical use.The stool was understood to be the seat of its owners soul. When not in use it was typically placed at a slant against a wall so that none of the souls passing by could settle on it.
The Ashanti say that there are no secrets between one and ones stool. Such stools were each carved from a single piece of lightweight wood.
If a king died a natural death during his own reign, one of his stools was blackened and would, in the future, be regarded as an ancestral seat. Sacrifices would then be made to it. We ask that you carefully review the photos as they tell so much more than we can articulate; and that you zoom in for a closer look at any and all condition issues. As always, we thank you for taking a moment to consider this piece.
The item "Vintage Hand Carved African Tribal Ashanti Wooden Stool Throne 13x20" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues".
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