These wooden hand carved Nupe stools have interesting designs throughout. One stool has been painted with colorful pigmentation and patterns. The stools measure 15 and 21.25 inches long and weigh 9.5 and 17.5 pounds. They have some imperfections, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. This is an oversized lot and requires a shipping quote. Please contact us directly.
Nupe African Stool 2 Piece Lot 15″ & 21.25″ Wide – Nigeria – Tribal Art
1 in stock
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12" & 13"
13" & 15"
15" & 21.25"
9.5 & 17.5 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.