Hehe stool - Tanzania (03)


Hand carved wooden stool from a single piece of wood.  The Hehe stools are part of one of the most important pieces of furniture in Africa.  They serve as a social insignia corresponding to their social ranking. 

The seat is the most important piece of furniture in Africa. It serves as a social insignia because every person is entitled to a type of seat that corresponds to their social rank. These Hehe stools are generally 3 or 4 legged with a simple round polished top.

These traditional nomadic stools can be used as low seating, occasional tables or as a table-top accessory.

Across Tanzania many different groups of people make similar chairs/stools with great attention to detail in their carvings. 

Size:  31cmH x 34cmD

 

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