ASANTE (ASHANTI) STOOL NO. 38

Photographs © Tim Hamill

ASANTE (ASHANTI), CEREMONIAL STOOL NO. 38, 15x21", $400, 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.

 

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