200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 United States 646.293.6633
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$ 3,800

Ghanaian Ashanti 'Wisdom Knot' Stool

Origin Ghana
Period 1950-1979
Materials cedar
W. 21 in; H. 14.5 in; D. 11.25 in;
W. 53.34 cm; H. 36.83 cm; D. 28.58 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 20th Century
Description A carved wooden African stool having a curved seat raised on two carved intertwined wooden supports with a slim plinth base. Ghanaian lore explains that the central symbol carved into this cedar stool is a wisdom knot. Only the wise can untie it, so the Ashanti stool is reserved for authority figures such as a chief. Ghanaian, 20th century.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
200 Lex Booth Number 45
Dealer Reference Number 11011806
Incollect Reference Number 269621
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