Malawi chairs are handmade using rattan strips, which are woven into intricate patterns along the sides of the chairs and the seat. Rather than using glue or nails which is common in European design, makers secure the strips with special knots. To create a curved barrel back, they temporarily insert spare parts from cars and bicycles that guide them as they work.
It takes approximately 10 days for an artisan to make a chair.
Note the chairs are all bespoke handmade and each one will be slightly different as they made by a few different groups of artisans. Some will have a slight wobble but easily fixed by adding stick on furniture leg felt disc pads.
Dimensions : L 70 x Depth 45 cm x H 78 cm - Seat: H 40 cm
NOTE: Fresh delivery from Malawi due by mid May 2022.
It takes roughly three months to create each Yoruba chair as there are hundreds of thousands of beads embellishing these works of art that were traditionally used by the kings and queens of the Yoruba people in West Africa. Their designs and symbols denote wealth, power, strength and wisdom. It’s more than a statement piece of furniture, it’s a piece of art.
H : 95cm
D : 65cm