Stylistic wooden Lobi stool from Burkina Faso.
Lobi people produce seats supported by three or four feet, and occasionally decorate them with a human or animal figure.
Stools become associated with the spirit of their owner and after the owner’s death are placed in a shrine as a means of communication between generations. Good condition with traces of tribal use.
Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.
ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE: Lobi
REGION/ COUNTRY: Burkina Faso
DIMENSIONS: 46×13×10 cm
WEIGHT: 2300 g