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    Yoruba hand carved stool - (06)

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    The Yoruba stool is a single piece of carved wood.  Yoruba are famed for their beadwork, which was used to decorate attributes of kings, including foot rests, crowns, and cloaks. Other major art forms include textiles, figurative implements used by herbalists and diviners, small figures carved to honor deceased twins (called ibeji dolls), cast copper-alloy ritual objects, as well as decorative stools and veranda posts that would have belonged to the king.

    Stools lift the body off the ground. If you are an important person, you do not sit on the ground; you sit on a stool. The stool signifies that the person seated on it should receive respect.

    colour available: dark 

    Size: 17cmD x 14cmH