This stool was carved in the style of the Senufo people of Ivory Coast. It features an animal like base with short legs and a teeth bearing expression. The top of the stool has attractive geometric carvings. This stool measures 12 inches tall, 24 inches long, and weighs 7 pounds. The tail has been broken and there are several imperfections throughout the piece. Please inspect photos carefully.
Senufo Style Zoomorphic African Stool 24″ Long – Ivory Coast
This one-of-a-kind Asante Stool (or Ashanti) from Ghana was hand carved from one piece of wood, it is 13″ tall.
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Broken tail, scuffing and wear and tear
About the Senufo People
“Scattered across the Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, the million and a half Senufo tribespeople live principally off the fruits of agriculture and occasionally hunting. They inhabit villages governed by a council of elders, who in turn are led be a chief elected from their number. Tribal cohesion is reinforced through the rituals of the Poro society who initiate and educate the men from the age of seven onwards. Senufo theology is based on Koulotiolo, a powerful god, and Katieleo, a goddess mother, who through the rituals of the Poro society, regenerates the world.
The Senufo were among the first tribal artists to be admired by the Western world. Their artistic output has been prolific – statues and masks characterized by realistic features or highly geometric shapes which emphasize rhythm and the opposition between void and full spaces.”