Ethiopian Carved Chair

$355.00 Regular price $495.00
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Roughly 15" W (seat) x 15" W (back of chair) x 30" H 

Hand carved from wood

Sourced from Ethiopia 

Group: Woliso

This chair is the most important piece of furniture in Africa, usually taking the form of a stool or a chair. It serves as a social insignia because each person is entitled to a type of seat which corresponds to their social rank. These vertical backed chairs with half moon seats are typical of the Woliso people.  The back of the chair has a pattern created by excising wood in geometric shapes to create a stained glass window effect.  Some also incorporate additional incised design. These chairs have been extensively used and are thus heavily patinated.

**Each item is handmade and unique in design & formation. No two are alike - the one you purchase may not be shown. 

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