Lobi Stool, Burkina Faso
H: 17 cm (6,7″), L: 35 cm (13,8″)
Wood, shiny brown patina
This fine three-legged stool with a rectangular carved seat has a dark and warm glow and was a real prestige for the owner.
Every initiated Lobi man owned such a stool; when they went on a journey they carried the stool with them across the shoulder. In cases of emergency it could also be used as weapon.
Bocola, Sandro (Hg.), Afrikanische Sitze, München, New York 1994, p. 59