Ashanti Stool, Ghana
Description: The traditional sculpted stools of the Ashanti people are
still widely used in most households. It is through these
stools that the Ashanti communicate with their ancestors.
For the Ashanti the stool is the central object in their
spiritual lives. Ancestral stool temples and shrines are the
customary places of communal worship. As these stools
are sacred objects, it is an exceptional honor when an
Ashanti carver is commissioned to make one.The symbols
in the carving convey messages, and the stool will
eventually house the spirit of the owner. The curvature of the
seat is known as the mother's embrace. The type of
stool matches the status of the patron.
Dimensions: 12" high by 19" wide by 9.5" deep