These wooden hand carved Nupe stools have interesting carved designs throughout. The stools measure 13.25 and 15.25 inches wide and weigh 6.5 and 13.5 pounds. They have some imperfections, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. This is an oversized lot and requires a shipping quote.
Nupe African Stool 2 Piece Lot 13.25″ & 15.25″ Wide – Nigeria – Tribal Art
1 in stock
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9" & 13.5"
13.25" & 15.25"
11" & 14.75"
6.5 & 13.5 lbs
Some cracking, scrapes and wear and tear – see photos
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.
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.