YORUBA AND YORUBA STYLE STOOLS, Nigeria

These two stools have been vetted as authentic with signs of  use and age.

YORUBA
Stool 3
11.5" high
$2000

YORUBA
Stool 4
16" high
$2000



While originating from the African continent, these two stools below are likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.

 

YORUBA
Stool 2
16" high
$400

YORUBA
Stool 5
16" high
$200

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, STOOLS, Nigeria

Yoruba stools, like those of the Luba, related to kings and important chiefs. They defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. Stools were among the most important of these objects. The ruler was literally as well as figuratively supported by a male or female caryatid figure, which also symbolizes the continuity of power.

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