Authentic wooden seat from the Lega tribe of DR Congo. In many cultures throughout the southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo the seats of leaders are important symbols of power and authority.
The main function of the stool was not to serve as a seat, but rather as a receptacle for the chief’s spirit.
This powerful seat of this royal Lega stool is supported by two standing ancestor figures (and two posts) who balance it on his their heads. Good condition with clear traces of wear and tear due to tribal use. Unique piece, a real eye catcher with a wonderful aged patina on the wood.
ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE