Authentic Tonga stool from Zimbabwe - Rare antique african ceremonial chair


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Small wooden stool of the Tonga tribe in Zimbabwe.

Traditionally, only the head of the household could own and take his place on a Tonga stool. Women were prohibited from sitting on stools. Just by observing a man’s chair you can easily weave together a story about the owner and his position in the wider community. These chairs are surprisingly comfortable, used for rest, work and during traditional meetings.

While most Tonga stools fall in the same general style, they come in variety of designs, which are often geometric in form.

Age: 1920's
Colour: brown, Natural weathered wood, dark brown / black patined
Material: wood
Origin: Zimbabwe

+- 30cm in height / 8'' (h) x 6'' (diameter)

Every item is unique and size could vary a little per item.

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