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Ashanti Stool - Ghana - Sold

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24" in length x 17" height x 12.25" wide
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, & the stool will event- ually 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.

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