The Bembe Tribe originates from the northwest forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Bembe carved numerous kinds of wooden figures that represent various spirits. Knives, staff, fly whisks, and divination gourds are also often decorated. These stools were personal to the owner. They were not transferred or traded, so intimately associated were they with the person for whom they were made. The size of the stool was often in relation to the importance of the owner. This is an old bembe stool made from hardwood with unique features and an old brown patina. It clearly shows signs of age and usage with scarifications on the disc-shaped base.
Age: Approximately 55-75 yrs
Origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo
|Dimensions||30 × 31 × 34.5 cm|