This stool was carved in the style of the Chokwe people of DRC. The stool portrays a female figure holding the seat of the stool on her head, known as caryatid. She measures 15.5 inches tall and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear – please inspect photos.
Chokwe Caryatid Stool 15.5″ – DR Congo – African Art
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Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
About the Chokwe People
The Chokwe, with an estimated population of 1.3 million people, inhabit areas in Angola, DRC and Zambia. They are known by many names throughout the world, upwards of 30 different variations, all deriving from the name in which they call themselves, Kocokwe. Chokwe government is headed by a king called Mwana Ngana, with male and female societies regulating all aspects of life.
Read more about the Chokwe here.