Vintage African Stool

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Bring a piece of Zimbabwean history to your home with our sculptural Vintage African Stools. A true tribal artifact, these stools have been handcrafted for centuries by a Bantu ethnic group known as the Tonga people. Small yet sturdy, each stool was carved from a solid block of teak or ironwood, forming a circular seat supported by a distinctive geometric base that symbolizes its owner and his status within the group. Perfectly suited to the semi-nomadic life of the Tonga, these lightweight, portable stools were used in daily life in homes, for work and at village gatherings but could easily be packed up when it came time for the tribe’s seasonal migration. While cultural customs ruled that only the male head of a household could sit on our Vintage African Stools, they now have many modern day uses— great as a low-lying extra seat or as a pedestal or tray on the tabletop. Artisan made with unique imperfections, no two are exactly alike.

•approximately 8.25" diameter x 9"H
•handcarved ironwood or teakwood
•traditionally made by the Tonga people in Zimbabwe
•each is unique
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