Authentic Lobi stools from Burkina Faso - Original antique African Lobi Tribe stools


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Lobi stools on three legs are part of the traditional output of Lobi sculptors. In former days, no man left his house without his personal seat, hung over his shoulder. Apart from undecorated stools, which form the majority of Lobi furniture, there are some decorated examples known, having one human head.

Once adulthood reached, each man commissions to a sculptor a domestic stool in dense wood, and another one in a lighter wood, intended for his displacements to the fields, in the bush and in the markets. The two back feet leaned on the shoulder ensure the transport: in earlier times, these stools served as head breakers in market quarrels.

This ancient items - made for displacements, since it is light - presents an elegant and slender line. Wonderful patina on the seat and on the legs. Underneath the ancient patinated notches there are traces of knives.

Length: 25 / 35 cm - 10'' / 13''
Height: 10 / 20 cm - 4'' / 7''
Weight: ~ 1000 grams

Age: 1940's
Colour: brown, Natural wood
Material: (hard) wood
Origin: Burkina Faso

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

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