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Nupe African Stool 14″ Wide – Nigeria – Tribal Art

Original price was: $125.00.Current price is: $62.50.

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This wooden hand carved Nupe stool has been pigmented and carved with colorful creative designs throughout the piece. It stands 12.5 inches tall and 14 inches wide and weighs 12 pounds. It has some minor imperfections including scrapes, scuffs and some paint chipping off – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Furniture, Stool

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Nupe

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

12.5"

Width (Inches)

13.5"

Depth (Inches)

14"

Weight (Pounds)

12 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks, scrapes, scuffs – see photos

Tribe Information

About the Nupe People

The Nupe people have lived along the banks of the Niger River since the 15th century and were conquered in around 1830 by the Muslim Fulani people. Their art is therefore non figurative and mostly decorative.
Nupe houses are decorated with doors and posts carved with geometric designs, although there are some rare examples of animal designs. Circular stools, supported by varying numbers of feet, are presented by grooms to their brides. Traditionally they are used as 'prestige' objects on market days and during important meetings.

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

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