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Distinguished Family Utility Chairs, Dan Peoples, Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

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H:26 inches, W:21 inches, D:17.5 inches

Materials:Wood, Brass  

Small multi-part chairs are found among the Gere, the Baule, the Guro and the Dan peoples of Cote d’ Ivoire.  The small decorative chairs shown here are from the Dan ethnic group, and are part of the house hold effects of distinguished family.  Chairs of this type are regarded as private property and may belong to older people, men and women.  One has to ask the owner’s permission if one wishes to sit on such a chair.  Some individuals however have “Scared chairs”, which only their owners may use.  These beautiful and rare native chairs, decorated with stacks of brass, were collected from a prominent family in a village in Western Cote d’ Ivoire.  They are sturdy, decorative and functional.  Would be an awesome addition to your collections!



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