This Lobi stool features an oblong seat and three long legs. Lobi stools are typically carved from a single block of a tree and decorated based on the owner’s role and power. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection. It stands 6.5 inches tall, 18 inches deep and weighs 2.5 pounds.
Three Legged Lobi Wooden Stool 18″ | Ivory Coast | Burkina Faso
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Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About the Lobi People
“The various tribes living in Burkina Faso (formerly Upper-Volta), Ghana and Togo cultivate millet and cotton, and rear cattle in the northern savannah regions. Their religious activities are dictated by the rhythm of the seasons – during the dry season in particular, when the fields are fallow, large festivals and ceremonies are organized.
The Lobi people number 250,000 and live across Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Ghana. They revere spirits known as Thil. Shrines are built to these spirits under the instruction of a sorcerer and placed either on the roof or inside the home and are filled with objects such as vessels, abstract iron figures, and stone and wood figures known as Bateba, which are believed to embody the Thil spirits.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.