stool (furniture)

Man's low stool carved from single piece of wood. Round seat with coin from Mombasa set centrally in gum. Low carved pedestal. Leather thong for carrying.

Kamba stool from eastern Kenya, used predominantly by elders. The incised decoration on the top of the seat it thought to contain coded information relating to the owner. Such stools are owned and used by a single individual throughout their lives. The leather thong attached to the seat of the stool would have been used for carrying or hanging it.

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