ASANTE (ASHANTI) ANIMAL STOOLS, ARCHIVES

The stools pictured below have been SOLD. They are left here for reference and education purposes.

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ASANTE
STOOL 22
15" high x 20" long
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 17
17" high x 21.5" long
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 21
15" high x 22" long
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 3
12" high x 21" long
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 19
13.5 high x 25" long
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 1
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 2
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 4
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 5
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 6
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 7
SOLD
 

 

ASANTE
STOOL 8
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 10
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 12
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 14
SOLD
 

ASANTE
STOOL 15
SOLD
 

ASANTE
STOOL 16
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 18
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 20
SOLD

 

ASANTE
STOOL 24
SOLD

ASANTE
STOOL 11
16.5 x 20.5"
SOLD
 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

ASANTE (ASHANTI), CEREMONIAL 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.

Animal designs include:

The design of an leopard or jaguar, an Osebo Dwa, symbolizes the power of the Asantahene.his design of an leopard or jaguar, an Osebo Dwa, symbolizes the power of the Asantahene.

The design of a lion with prey, symbolizes the power of the Asantahene, or king.

The design of an elephant, an Esona Dwa, designates this as a stool used in the past only by the Asantahene, or king.

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