About this object

History of use

Stools are considered the personal private property of their owners. They are part of a man's accessories. Each man has a stool which reflects his age and status. Stools are inherited and named to reflect the clan and status of the owner. Stools serve as seats which protect the owner from insects, etc., and are used in ceremonial contexts. At night they serve to protect their owners' headdresses.

Cultural context


Physical description

Stool carved from a single piece of light brown wood. Stool has two wide set flaring legs, anda a short small seat. A thin iron rod goes through two holes near the top under seat.