Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High
Headrest from the Dinka people of South Sudan “A young man is entitled to begin wearing the distinctive coiffure that marks him as an adult only after he is initiated. As each member of the age set rises through the hierarchical society, changes in jewellery, hairstyle and feather decorations for the hair often mark each promotion. The use of headrests is often associated with this advancement and the headrests themselves become status symbols. Whether this pattern is true for the Shilluk and Dinka is unknown, but it certainly seems likely as Shilluk men still wear elaborate coiffures, and among the Dinka headrests/stools are primarily used by older men (Jeremy Coote, personal communication). The Dinka multi-purpose headrests/stools also provide a convenient place to sit as it is not considered proper for elderly men to sit directly on the ground”. William Dewey – Africa The Art of a Continent Size: 15cmH x 24L x 7cmW x 15cmH
African Ashanti Stool: This African vintage Ashanti Stools, are spiritual as well as practical, carved from a single block of wood. Legend foretells that the soul of the owner/s of the stool resides in the seat of the stool. Hence, when the seat of the stool was not in use, it would lean against a wall, thus preventing other peoples souls passing-by from entering the owner’s seat. Placing this stool in a contemporary or traditional setting can add a unique sculptural element to any living space.
Antique woodcarver Pygmy bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office. Size: 160L x 69W x 36.5 H
African Wood Hand carved Bed: The Kingdom of Bamum: could also be spelled Bamoun, sometimes called Mumfrom (1394–1884) was a pre-colonial West African state in what is now northwest Cameroon. The Bamum are noted craftsmen. The men do embroidery, weaving, leather-work, wood carving, metalwork, and blacksmithing, and the women make pottery. Both men and women cultivate the land. Size: 150cm L x 45cm W x 29.5cm H
Beaded Head Sculptures: These Vintage terracotta heads are from Nigeria decorated completely in beads and was used as home décor. These beaded sculpted heads is a modern version of the original bronze head sculptures of Benin’s (Oba) during the 16th century Size: approx 44cm High x 20cm Wide x 20cm Deep.
Bamileke Bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office. hand-carved wood from Cameroon, West Africa Size: 198 cm in Length x 68cm W x 36.5 cm H
Hand Carved Wooden Figures – Colonial Men and Women
These fun African home decor pieces individually hand carved wooden “Colonial figures” representing an unusual mix of African and European cultures. There are no two men/woman alike and stand on their own. They come in a large variety of colors and are more striking in pairs or groups of 3 or more. There are also smaller sizes available as well as life size (meaning the colonial figures have almost normal size figures as far as the width goes. In plain English they’re not so skinny. Size: Range from 1.5 Meters – 2.5 Meters tall
African Namji Beaded Dolls – fetish dolls: These African beaded dolls, gifted to young females of the tribe as a fertility doll to teach them the responsibilities of motherhood. Materials: Carved from solid wood, multicolored trade glass beads, cowrie shells, coins, brass amulets, fibers, and leather strips. Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 70cm, 80cm and even larger ones are available Available Colours: White, Black, Red, Blue (light and dark) Green, Yellow, Orange, to name just a few.
A Heddle Pulley was used by the Pigmy in weaving long strips of narrow cloth; which would then be sewed together in the end to make a large piece of cloth. These pulleys not only assisted the Pigmy in their sewing it also protected the weavers and assisted them in producing finest cloth. Size: 50cm tall
African Decor – Ethiopian Cross (Abyssinian Cross) This processional cross were mounted on staffs and carried during processionals as well as displayed on altars. The kingdom of Ethiopia was probably the second country (after Armenia) to embrace the Christian faith. Evidence exists that Christianity thrived here even in the 1st century.
Songye Mask from former Zaire called the Republic of the Congo today. These masks are considered one of the most intimidating masks in all of Africa. Mission accomplished, as they were worn for this very purpose, to scare off the enemy. The masks are identified by the zig-zag groves carved into them symbolic of cuts to the face often acquired during fears battles. Size: 39cm High x 12cmW x 12cmDeep
Bamileke Stool: This stool was literally and figuratively ‘made for a King’ as he sits on it during ceremonial rituals in Cameroon honoring the earth spider. According to legend, the earth spider plays a vital part in solving problems. As the earth spider is an essential link between the present and ancestral underground world.The “X” shape rosettes of a six or eight star pattern carved into the Bamileke stools indicates a spiders’ shape. It also suggests the common denominator shared by both spider and King of divine knowledge. contact us for available sizes and colour finishes.
African Decor │A Kings Crown │Gokwe: This Yoruba Kings crown from Nigeria is worshipped and one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important