Hand Carved Chokwe Stool

R900.00

KEY FEATURES:

  • Hand carved from a single piece of wood
  • Authentic African art
  • Detailed, intricate wood carving
  • One of a kind

As you look at this stool it invokes images of dark African nights with flickering firelight dancing across the faces of the Chokwe people seated around a fire telling stories and carving these amazing historical works of art.

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Description

Hand Carved Chokwe Stool Description

The Chokwe people are an ethnic group of central and sothern Africa. They can be found in Angola, the south western parts of the DRC and the north western parts of Zambia. There are estimated to be 1.3 million Chokwe people in existance today. In the north the Chokwe people are known as skilled hunters but in the south they are predominantly crop and cattle farmers . They are regionally famous for their craft works, mainly with baskets, mask carvings, pottery, stools and statues. Whilst their work includes utilitarian objects it also incorporates the oral history and spiritual beliefs and mythology of the Chokwe people.

Hand Carved Chokwe Stool Specifications

Single person small stool
This beautifully detailed, hand-carved stool was undoubtedly the work of a Chokwe master carver
Carved from local solid hard wood
Suitable for use as either a stool or side table

Height: 38cm
Diameter: 30cm
Weight: approximately 5kg

This stool is an original hand-carved work of art. The fact that there isn’t another exactly like it adds to the value and interest of the piece. This stool is small enough to fit into any environment but big enough to be useful. It will definitely be a taking point in any setting within which it finds itself.

This Chokwe stool can be collected from our saleroom located in Monteseel, Inchanga, just outside Hillcrest, Durban. If required, delivery can be arranged. Please enquire for details at [email protected]

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