While originating from the African continent, these two stools below are likely not created by the tribe who invented the design. The tribal attribution indicates the origin of the design, not the object.
The stools below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.
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YORUBA, STOOLS ARCHIVES, Nigeria
Yoruba stools, like those of the Luba, related to kings and important
chiefs. They 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 male or female
caryatid figure, which also symbolizes the continuity of power.
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