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Stools are numerous in tribal art. Some are of the caryatid type, sitting supported by a statue, others are of the purely usual type such as the beaded Bamileke stools used in the chieftaincy by the notables. Chairs, stools and thrones of all African ethnic groups are real collector's items. They are now magnificent decorative objects in an interior, whatever the style.


Baule Chair
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Baule Chair

Seat named ketekle devolved to notables, but accompanying, among the Wé, the dance of young girls during celebrations associated with initiations. The accessory marks the approval of the family ancestor who owned this prestigious object. Very nice patina of use, ocher brown, velvety. Desication cracks, small accidents.


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Yoruba Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Yoruba Stool

A medium of communication with the beyond, Yoruba sculpture is intended to decorate family or collective altars, and is often born of gratitude for the blessings that the gods have granted to the faithful. Matt grainy patina with a reddish brown tint.
Abrasions and cracks.
br>The use of the term Yoruba, derived from a Hausa word which designated the Yoruba of the northern kingdom of Oyo, dates from the mid-19th century. It is especially in favor of the kingdom of Oyo, which extended its hegemony over a large part of the region in the 17th and 18th centuries, that the history of the Yoruba was written. The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu were born following the disappearance of the Ifé civilization and are still the basis of the political structure of the Yoruba . The Oyo created ...


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Pende Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Pende Stool

Old and rare hanging seat, supported by two heads, whose relatively crude size gives character to this element of African furniture. Patina of use, desication cracks.
The Western Pende live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the Eastern settled on the banks of the Kasaï downstream from Tshikapa. The influences of neighboring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity, the Mbuya masks, realistic, produced every ten years, take on a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chief, the diviner and his wife, the prostitute, the possessed, etc... The masks of initiation and those of power, the minganji, represent the ancestors and occur successively during the same ceremonies, ...


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Kongo Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Kongo Stool

Sculpted stool that can be used as a pedestal table, with a very beautiful patina of use, glossy, on the seat. A naturalist character, devoid of arms, forms the support. A circular base takes up the volume of the upper top.
Cracks and abrasions.
In the 13th century, the Kongo people, led by their king Ne Kongo, settled in a region at the crossroads of the borders between the current DRC, Angola and Gabon. Two centuries later, the Portuguese came into contact with the Kongo and converted their king to Christianity. Although monarchical, the Kongo political system had a democratic aspect because the king was actually placed at the head of the kingdom following an election held by a council of governors of the tribes. This king, also called ntotela, controlled the appointment of ...


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Songye Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Songye Stool

Sometimes supporting Songye fetishes, mankishi (sing. nkishi), this type of seating could also be charged with a protective bishimba at the level of the head, the umbilicus or in the base. In the south-west of the Congo, in Angola and in Zambia, each chief had a female caryarid seat, an image of fecundity, fertility and matrilineal filiation.
The Songye came from the Shaba region in the DRC and settled between the Lualaba River and the Sankuru River in the middle of savannah and forests. They are governed by the yakitenge and by local chiefs. The Bwadci secret society, however, counterbalances their power. Black lustrous patina, minor crazing and abrasions.
Lit. : "The Sensible and the Force" ed. Royal Museum for Central Africa


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Pokot stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Pokot stool

A prestigious object aimed at enhancing the status of its user, an expression of traditional African art, this monoxyle headrest or even "dream support", constitutes, for the tribes of Kenya and Uganda, a pillow to preserve elaborate headdresses during sleep. It was also used as a stool. Among the Turkana, they are offered to the future wife as a wedding vow, and returned to the man in case of refusal. Among the Pokot established in the region from Lake Turkana to Lake Baringo, it is the present which marks the ceremonies of the passage to adulthood or even a reward for a victory during a conflict.
Headrests frequently take the stylized form of an animal, cattle being of utmost importance to the pastoralist tribes of East Africa. This example, standing on three outward curved ...


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Dogon Headquarters
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Dogon Headquarters

The usual objects of African art.
Four angular legs, some of which have a carved face, support the circular seat of this small Dogon seat made of a very dense wood. Fine hatch patterns decorate the seat, forming a slight relief. The seat has a greyish brown patina. Abrasions. The Dogon are a people renowned for their cosmogony, esotericism, myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger loop in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of Ouahigouya). The villages are often perched on the top of scree on the side of hills, according to a unique architecture. The history of the migrations and settlements of the Dogon (about ten main groups, about fifteen different ...


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Kaguru stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Kaguru stool

Old circular seat, with a slightly concave center, carried by three feet. The decoration consists of opposing geometric patterns, finely engraved on the uprights.
Contours and feet eroded.
Gray brown age patina.
In the southern coastal region of Tanzania, around Dar-es-Salaam, a relatively homogeneous group produced most of the artistic productions. It includes the Swahili, Kaguru, Doé, Kwéré, Luguru, Zaramo, Kami. Among these populations, the seats are thrones intended for the heads of lineage, each of them being under the protection of a tutelary spirit. These stools were set apart in shrines named kolelo, guarded by priests.


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Kuba back support
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Kuba back support

Insignia of power among the Tetela-Hamba who carried it for their meetings of initiates nkumi , this type of backrest, which also served as a seat, was also used among the Kuba, the Lélé, the Songye and the Nkutshu. This rare little stool rests here on two asymmetrical legs, the part resting on the ground carved with a face with the characteristics of the group. On the flat oval shape are inscribed geometric decorative motifs, an outgrowth symbolizing legs extends it. Slightly satiny brown patina.
Ref. : "Design in Africa, sit, lie down, dream." ed Dapper Museum.


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Chokwe Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Chokwe Stool

Ex-collection of French African art.
Among the elements of traditional African furniture , the seats played a role intended to enhance the prestige of those who possessed them. Often intended for dignitaries, kings, chiefs and nobles, they are decorated with figurative motifs relating to the history and myths of the clan. In this case the character playing the role of caryatid probably refers to the female ancestor of the clan. Its presence is believed to be beneficial to its holder. Clear honey patina, desiccation cracks, indigenous restoration by means of a metal staple.


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Kolo Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Kolo Stool

Among the elements of African furniture in daily use, a senoufo stool from the Ivory Coast, whose slightly curved, oval-shaped seat is supported by four thick conical legs. This type of stool for individual use, carved in heavy wood, was used to wash clothes at the river. Beautiful golden patina, minor cracks and erosions.
Mainly farmers, the Senoufo group inhabit a region of savannahs that covers southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and northern Côte d'Ivoire. It encompasses about fifty sub-ethnic groups. The sSenufo speak a Voltaic language Gur, Gour, like the Lobi and the Koulango. Living in a restricted area, the sénufo sculptor, whose training spanned seven years, began by making everyday objects, then, little by little, sported sculptures larger than more important. Initiatory ...


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Baga Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Baga Stool

Very low to allow women to be at the height of the fire to prepare meals, this solid stool offers a wide concave seat. It could make use of a presentation dish. Beautiful patina of use, erosions and cracks. < br>Mixed with the Nalu and the Landuman, the Baga live along the coasts of Guinea-Bissau in areas of swamps flooded six months a year. These Baga groups settled on the coast and living from rice growing are made up of seven sub-groups, including the Baga Kalum, Bulongic, Baga sitem, Baga Mandori, etc.... Along with the extinction of male initiations since the 1950s, women's societies organize danced ritual ceremonies during which possession and divination sessions frequently take place. These groups make use of sculptures, masks and caryatid drums.


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Luba Stool
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Luba Stool

The Shankadi belong to the Luba group, and have the same associations and structures. Their mostly realistic statuary is characterized by spectacular hairstyles, a smooth surface, lower limbs of lesser dimension. The "cascading" hairstyle illustrates one of the various braided compositions fashionable in Zaire in the 1800s, highlighting the social status of the wearer. he seated figures, entwined, leaning on the toes of their counterpart, symbolize Luba royalty. The characters embody the spirit of an ancestor, vidiye. Brown patina with mahogany reflections, residual inlays.
The Luba (Baluba in Chiluba) are a people of Central Africa. Their cradle is Katanga, more precisely the region of the Lubu river (Baluba “the Lubas”).
Source: "Luba" F. Neyt


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Lobi Zetel
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Lobi Zetel

Among the elements of African furniture of daily use, an ancient seat lobi from Burkina Faso, which three legs support, one of which is oblique. This type of stool for individual use marked the social rank of its owner and was not lent in any case.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name "Lobi", make up one fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Although they are not very numerous in Ghana, they have also settled in the north of the Ivory Coast. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, coming from northern Ghana, settled among the indigenous Thuna and Puguli, the Dagara, Dian, Gan and Birifor.
Patina of use, grayish beige, abrasions and cracks.


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Seat caryatide Pende
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Pende Stool

Reduced size for this personal furniture object where the foot takes the form of a female figure in a kneeling position. According to Marc Léo Félix, however, few are the seats of dignitaries, because they were buried with their holders. The face here presents the famous look 'zanze' with the half-closed eyes found on the hanging masks. Dark patina abraded.

The seed live on the banks of the Kwilu, while the have settled on the banks of the Kasai river downstream of Tshikapa. The influences of the neighbouring ethnic groups, Mbla, Suku, Wongo, Leele, Kuba and Salempasu, were imprinted on their large tribal art sculpture. Within this diversity the masks Mbuya, realistic, produced every ten years, have a festive function, and embody different characters, including the chef, the ...


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Luba Cariatid Taburet
African art > Chair, palaver seat, throne, stool > Luba Cariatid Taburet

Former Belgian private collection of African art J. Putteneers.

These pieces are identified as inspired by the works of buli's Master who developed this style in the mid-19th century. A set of pieces with the same aesthetic characteristics is indeed famous in the luba statuary and is to be attributed to a sculptor or group of sculptors, opinions diverging according to the authors, under the name "Master of Buli".

The Luba are renowned for their statuary and in particular their stools consisting of one or two cariatids holding, with the help of arms and their skulls, a circular seat.
Complex scarifications are engraved on the chest and arms of the female character. The facial features are typical as well as the headdress pulled backwards.

The Luba ...


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