Description: Stools in Africa are symbolic of status, and
the stools from the Gurage are carved for the chief and
the council of elders. Chieftancy is hereditary and whereas
formerly the chief had political power, he will now act more
as a mediator in clan affairs.
Dimensions: 12" high by 15" diameter
Ethiopia is not allowing the exportation of any sizable wooden artifacts out of the country anymore, as due to deforestation, wood has become a precious commodity.