Natural Bamileke Stool Accent Table

Contemporary Handmade
Cameroon
Sale $625
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Dimension: 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

Made of wood.

*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.

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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.