Stool (1) - Wood - Tonga - South Africa

Description
Stool (1) - Wood - Tonga - South Africa
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Tonga stools are one among hundreds of stools still being used in rural African villages. These particular stools are named after the Tonga people who originated in South Africa and overtime migrated north.
Traditionally, only the head of the household could own and take his place on a Tonga stool – women were prohibited from sitting on stools. Just by observing a man’s chair you can easily weave together a story about the owner and his position in the wider community. These chairs are surprisingly comfortable, used for rest, work and during traditional meetings.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Stool
Ethnic group/ culture
Tonga
Region/ country
South Africa
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
26×25×0 cm
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