LUBA (and TABWA) STYLE STOOLS

Despite their wonderful forms and quality of carving, we believe these stools were made to be sold.


LUBA STYLE
Stool 56
13.5" high
$600

 LUBA/TABWA STYLE
Stool 57
12.75" high
$600

 LUBA STYLE
Stool 41
14" high
$800


LUBA/TABWA STYLE
Stool 29
13.5" high
SOLD

 

 LUBA STYLE
Stool 54
14-15" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

LUBA and TABWA STYLE STOOLS, DRC

Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who 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 female caryatid figure, which also symbolizes the continuity of power in a matrilineal society. Elaborate coiffures and scarification patterns attested to the high rank of both the depicted female and the owner of the stool. Stools like these are among the most prized in Africa. The Luba are also known for their figurative headrests, which helped to protect their elaborate hair styles.

Numbers 29-33, 35, 38, 55 and 57 have disctinctly Tabwa hairstyles

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