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Lobi Stool (N° 20707)
Among the elements of African furniture of daily use, an ancient seat lobi from Burkina Faso, rectangular, which four massive legs support. This type of stool for individual use marked the social rank of its owner and was not lent in any case.
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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, light golden brown, abrasions.
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