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Chokwe Caryatid Stool 15.5″ – DR Congo – African Art

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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.

Type of Object

Furniture, Stool

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Chokwe

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

15.5"

Width (Inches)

8”

Depth (Inches)

7"

Weight (Pounds)

6.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

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.

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