This is a very rare antique hand carved wooden African ten legged stool with a carved bowl in the center of the seat which was tribally made from a single piece of wood by the Nupe people of Nigeria, Africa. The African Nupe People live near the confluence of the Niger and Kaduna rivers in west-central Nigeria. The Nupe have lived along the banks of the Niger River since the 15th century and were conquered around 1830 by the Muslim Fulani people. Because of this most Nupe People have converted to the Muslim religion so that Nupe art reflects this conversion now being made up of more abstract designs which serve decorative purposes.Nupe art very rarely features animals and even rarer to see humans portrayed. Square and circular shaped stools with intricately carved geometric designs on the seats and sometimes hand painting which are supported by a varying number of separate conical legs like this one, are presented to brides by their grooms on their wedding day and are used throughout the brides life as a prestige object to be brought to special outings like market days, important gatherings, meetings and ceremonies. This African antique Nupe tribal wooden stool is a very collectible African furniture art piece which features carved geometric designs and a very rare bowl carved into the seat of the stool. This Nupe African stool measures 49 inches around the circumference of the top of the seat and is 11.50 inches tall and 15.75 inches wide across the top. This piece weighs 11 pounds and 9 ounces. Great tribally used antique rustic condition with minor wear.
This specimen is very desirable and would make a fine addition to any African collection. The item "RARE Antique African Nupe Tribe Round Wooden Stool W Carved Bowl Nigeria, Africa" is in sale since Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "mountainamma" and is located in Williams, Oregon.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Thailand, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay.