Original Antique African Lobi Tribe Stool from Burkina Faso. Lobi stools have three legs and are carved from one solid piece of local hardwood. No man would leave his house without his personal seat, hung over his shoulder.
Most Lobi stools are undecorated. This stool is decorated more than most having a carved man's head.Once a man became an adult he would pay a carver to make his stool. These stools could be used as a weapon and they were also used as a wedding stool to ask a father to marry his daughter. Underneath you can see the cuts where a knife was used to carve the stool. If you have any questions please ask. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "amk-iss" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.