Yoruba Style Figurative Stool

c. 1950
$1,680 USD
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W: 14.5" D: 11.75" H: 24.0"
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Carved in a classic Yoruba form, this figurative stool is unusual for its highly patterned painted surface. Using traditional techniques, a single tree trunk was carved into a column, then taken in further until the form of a kneeling woman appeared. Bearing a child on her back, she supports the circular seat, representing the foundational support that women provide the community. The hand-carved, scarified detailing and rustic polish define the character of Yoruba craftspeople. The added color, shading, and dimension of the stool's painted finish further elevates the sculptural qualities of this soulful stool.

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