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Guro Chair
Guro Chair
Guro Chair
Guro Chair
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Guro Chair
Guro Chair
Guro Chair
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Guro Chair
Guro Chair
Guro Chair

Classically Carved Guro Chair 35″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

$550.00 $220.00

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A classically carved Guro chair. The chair sits 35 inches high and weighs 20 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection or make a great statement piece in any home. The chair may not be structurally sound for sitting and should be purchased for decoration or restoration purposes.

Type of Object

Chair

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Guro

Material

Wood, pigment, metal, nails

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

35”

Width (Inches)

29.5”

Depth (Inches)

21”

Weight (Pounds)

20lbs.

Overall Condition

Some breakage around base. Imperfections and wear & tear throughout. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

Tribe Information

About the Guro People

“Between the Baule and the Yaure to the west, the Malinke to the north and the Bete and We to the south, the Guro people live surrounded by savannah and forest. They migrated from the north during the 16th century and number about 200,000. Originally they were called Kweni, but they were violently colonized between 1906 and 1912 and were given the Baule name Guro by the invading French colonials. Guro villages have rounded houses in the northern area and rectangular houses in the southern region. Village life is regulated by a council of elders, representing each main family, and by secret societies. The Guro farm predominantly cotton, rice, coffee and cocoa - the men clear the fields and the women plant. “

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

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