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Stool (1) - Wood - Tonga - South Africa

Lot reference 30800475
Stool (1) - Wood - Tonga - South Africa

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Location: Netherlands
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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Stool (More lots)
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

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.

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    Well packaged.
    However, despite the fact that in the sales description it was stated that the mask had signs of use, it did not mention that it had been restored. The left side of the mask was glued.
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    I could not be happier with this seller. The item is perfect and was delivered quickly. Very happy with my purchase.
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    user-0329735 April 29, 2019

  • Have received the piece BR Gunter Rustler

    rustlerconsult March 29, 2019

  • My purchased item - ethnographic art - arrived safely, in a condition as described.
    Great service!
    Thank you.

    user-0bf68c0 February 8, 2019


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