ASANTE (ASHANTI) ABSTRACT STOOLS ARCHIVES

The stools below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold Asante stools please go to ASANTE ABSTRACT STOOLS PAGE 2.

ASANTE
STOOL 22
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 23
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 25
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 26
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 27
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 29
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 31
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 32
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 34
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 35
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 36
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 38
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 45
SOLD

  

ASANTE
STOOL 46
SOLD

 

 ASANTE
STOOL 48
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 49
SOLD
 

 

ASANTE
STOOL 50
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 51
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 44
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 53
SOLD

 ASANTE
STOOL 54
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 56
SOLD


Photographs © Tim Hamill

ASANTE (ASHANTI), CEREMONIAL STOOLS, Ghana

Stools indicate status, power and succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Asante (or Ashanti) stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning. Most had specific names and designated users. Asante stools are spiritual as well as practical. They were understood to be the seat of the owner's soul and when not in use were leaned against a wall so that other souls passing by would not settle on it.

Many of the stools pictured here were probably made for the art market.

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