This stool has been vetted as authentic, with evidence of age and use.
This stool has splits on the top, broken edges on the base and one badly eroded side,
"The reason the one side is all chewed by bugs is that it was laid
on its side to honor an ancestor. Most likely in a family (known as abusua)
shrine where stools of the honored ancestors (known as nananom) were kept
on their sides and honored with food and drink during periodic ceremonials.
This is a great old stool with two different designs on the body of the
Dr. Daniel Mato
Professor Emeritus of Art History
Faculty of Fine Arts
The University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada