Baule Stool with Geometric Decorations
Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast
Wood, paint

10 5” (H) x 18" (L)
Inventory # 10420

 In African Traditional Culture, Stools indicate status, power, and the succession of chiefs and kings. Carved from single blocks, Baule stools traditionally have crescent-shaped seats, flat bases, and complex support structures, which exist in many designs with symbolic meaning. Many Baule stools depict animals supporting the seat, but this rare example is comparable to the Ashanti tribe’s stools in design.