ASANTE (ASHANTI) ANIMAL STOOLS, Ghana

All of the stools pictured here appear to be authentic but most have little use.


 

ASANTE
STOOL 25
13.5" high x 20.75" long
$2500

Provenance:  Tribal Design Gallery, Amsterdam


ASANTE
STOOL 19
13.5 high x 25" long
$350 

 

ASANTE
STOOL 9
16.6" high x 21.5" long
$350 

 

ASANTE
STOOL 13
14" high x 19.5" long
$350 


  Photographs © Hamill Gallery

ASANTE (ASHANTI), ANIMAL STOOLS, Ghana

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. Asante stools are spiritual as well as practical. They were understood to be the seat of the owner's soul and when not in use, were leaned against a wall so that other souls passing by would not settle on it.

Condition reports, measurement details, etc. are on the individual pages.


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