The seat is the most important piece of furniture in Africa, usually corresponding to his social rank. The stool is made using skins securely tacked around the sides to form a very sturdy seat. Unlike most African seats made from a single piece of carved wood these stools are made from pieces of wood.
The Chokwe state was founded in the 16th century, when nobles from the neighboring Lunda empire migrated to northern Angola and asserted their rule over the locals.
A beautiful art piece.