AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS
The feature image credits: African Stools by Phases Africa Furniture and Decor for Neuehouse Hollywood Image: Source Wallpaper Magazine
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.
Size: 50Diam cm x 39H cm
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
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.
African Decor | Heddle Pulley
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
Antique Congo Currency
Gong Iron Currency, “gunga” – Nkutshu/Jonga people, Democratic Republic Congo.
Size: 68cm High x 24cmW x 15cm Deep.
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.
African Decor │CongoMasks
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
African Blue Wildebeest skull/horn The Blue Wildebeest skull is A grade quality and will be shipped with necessary permits.
African Wood Carvings
The Matabele are renowned for their wood carvings. These talented Zimbabweans from Matabeleland used Raise Bush Wood “Ozorao” collected alongside riverbanks for these carvings. Size: Carved Wood Owls: Left to Right – 41cm Tall x 17cm W x 9cm Deep. 42cm Tall x 15cm W x 9 cm Deep
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 object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler. Size: 30cm Diam x 41cm H.
Mbole Anklet Currency
The Mbole, people are found in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire.) These either bronze or copper anklet currency bracelets were used for major transactions. Worn either by men or women these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract.
Size: 42.5cm Diam x 17cm Deep
obo or Bwa Plank Mask
Painted hand-carved wood
The Bwa people are from central Burkina Faso and Mali
The Southern Bwa are known for their tall plank masks, and tend to use wood to make their masks. In the late 1800’s after the arrival of the French and their Senegalese mercenaries, the the Bwa decided God had abandoned them, so they turned to their Nuna neighbors and purchased the rights to use, wear, and carve wooden masks, their costumes, and the songs and dances that go with them.
|Kuba Cloth Pillow Cases │Old Brodee cloth from Congo Phases Africa|
In post – Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths’ abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. Phases Africa directly trades with Congo’s most renowned source on Kuba Cloth.
The elements used in these light fixtures: tumbled glass & galvanized wire, 50w down lighters. It’s available in a mixture of colors as well as any solid color of your choice. A majority of the artists work is custom made contact us for more info.
Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs. These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade. After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.