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ASANTE (ASHANTI), CEREMONIAL STOOL NO. 36, 13.5x20.5", $450, Ghana SOLD
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.
This design, known as a Mma Dwa, designates this as a woman's stool.
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