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Lobi Chair (N° 19213)

Among the elements of African furniture used daily, a chair lobi from Burkina Faso , whose long oblong seat, curved, is supported by two massive feet. This type of stool for individual use marked the social rank of its owner and did not lend itself under any circumstances.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name " lobi ", make up one-fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in Ghana, they also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, coming from northern Ghana, settled among the indigenous Thuna and Puguli, the Dagara, the Dian, the Gan and the Birifor.
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OriginCollection Cherel
Countryburkina faso
Material(s)wood
Height92
Width18
Weight9.10 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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