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Ashanti Stool, African Tribal Creations, Art, Asante Used Figure Ghana Wood Akan For Sale
African Tribal Creations Stool sale!
This sale is for a beautiful, well used, Ashanti Stool! Numbering nearly 2 million people, the Ashanti, or Asante, of Ghana are a widespread people in the southern portion of the country, and belong to the Akan conglomerate of ethnic groups. Most famous for their elaborate stools, which are carved for each member of the Ashanti society, they are capable craftsman, producing both fine metalwork via the lost wax casting method, and highly detailed woodwork, from maternity figures, to stools, to household items, to their internationally renowned "acua'ba" fertility dolls. The honored deceased are also commemorated with fired ceramic head busts.
Understood originally to be symbolic of power, and tied closely with the succession of chiefs and kings, the Ashanti stool is a central part of their cultural identity, steeped in tradition, and even represented upon their cultural flag. The stools are said to contain the souls of their owners, and are kept and used to consult that soul after their passing. This Ghanian Ashanti stool is beautifully carved, and appears to be in good overall condition. It is normal, indeed typical for Ashanti stools to demonstrate a lean in one direction, as this would be the side that was used to sit upon. As such, a lean is present in this piece, and distinguishable in the photos. In the center of the seat is affixed an old Ghanian coin, likely intended as a representation of prosperity. It stands successfully on its own, and in a safe room should require no additional support. This piece does display probable signs of use, and exhibits minor age cracking, as well as normal marks like edge chipping, rubbing, etc. An absolutely fantastic piece that has come to us directly from Ghana, and will undoubtedly make a beautiful addition to any quality collection!
Dimensions of this stool are 10" x 16.5" x 7". It weighs in at four pounds.
Medium: Wood, Metal (currency, sell at African Tribal Creations is made in China, Taiwan, Thailand, or wherever. All items are 100% guaranteedAFRICAN ART, made in Africa BY the indigenous peoples of Africa. We have 100% positive response for a reason. Not quite the piece you're looking for?Check us out atthe African Tribal Creations galleryfor much more 100% genuine African art! Photographs are copyright of African Tribal Creations, and should not be used without permission. Thanks for understanding!
Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Unless other arrangements are made, negative response will be assessed in the event of non payment. This is a beautiful piece of art! It would be a great compliment to any decor, or private collection! PayPal is the only accepted payment method unless other arrangements are made. Feel free to ask if you have a question! Ships insured, and with delivery confirmation so you can track your purchase to your door! Be advised that in the event of a broken piece, the USPS will require you to surrender the item in order to obtain a full refund. Shipping price is for the CONTINENTAL US. If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, please contact for a shipping rate, or you will be billed for your rate at sale end! Thank you! We will ship internationally, but PLEASE contact for a shipping quote. We cannot be held responsible for customs hold ups! We will do our best, but at the end of the day, we can't offer an absolute international guarantee. Thanks for understanding!