Black Bamileke Stool

Accent Table

Black Bamileke Stool

Accent Table

Multiple Sizes
Contemporary Handmade
Cameroon
$825 Sale

Carved by the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon, this stool served as seating during ceremonies. The largest and best stools... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Cameroon

Carved by the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon, this stool served as seating during ceremonies. The largest and best stools were reserved for the King's use. The stool is carved from a single piece of wood from the trunk of the Cola tree. The wood is soaked in water to soften it before carving. If there is any break in the wood during carving, it is considered a bad omen and the entire piece is abandoned. After carving, the piece is stained and lacquered. The intricate woven pattern of this stool represents the web of the earth spider, a Bamileke symbol of wisdom.

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Made of wood. Available in 4 sizes. Due to the handcrafted nature of the product, there are slight variations in dimensions. Sizes are determined by a range in diameter.

Small: 14-15.5" Diameter x 14-16" Height

Medium: 16-18.5" Diameter x 16-18" Height

Large: 19-21" Diameter x 16-18" Height

Extra Large: 26-28" Diameter x 17-19" Height

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*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

Carved by the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon, this stool served as seating during ceremonies. The largest and best stools were reserved for the King's use. The stool is carved from a single piece of wood from the trunk of the Cola tree. The wood is soaked in water to soften it before carving. If there is any break in the wood during carving, it is considered a bad omen and the entire piece is abandoned. After carving, the piece is stained and lacquered. The intricate woven pattern of this stool represents the web of the earth spider, a Bamileke symbol of wisdom.