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Beautiful Lobi 3-Legged Stool 11″ – Burkina Faso – African Art

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This stool was carved in the style of the Lobi people of Burkina Faso. The stool has a beautiful patina and simple design. It measures 11 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter, and weighs 6 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Furniture, Stool

Country of Origin

Burkina Faso

Ethnicity

Lobi

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

11"

Width (Inches)

12"

Depth (Inches)

12"

Weight (Pounds)

6 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking and normal wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Lobi People

“The various tribes living in Burkina Faso (formerly Upper-Volta), Ghana and Togo cultivate millet and cotton, and rear cattle in the northern savannah regions. Their religious activities are dictated by the rhythm of the seasons – during the dry season in particular, when the fields are fallow, large festivals and ceremonies are organized.
The Lobi people number 250,000 and live across Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Ghana. They revere spirits known as Thil. Shrines are built to these spirits under the instruction of a sorcerer and placed either on the roof or inside the home and are filled with objects such as vessels, abstract iron figures, and stone and wood figures known as Bateba, which are believed to embody the Thil spirits.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.