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Tonga stool, Zimbabwe
7" tall x 8" wide
wood, pigment
early to mid 20th century

$300

While most Tonga stools fall within the same general style, they come in a varied number of designs (mainly
geometric) for the central supports. This one is especially interesting to me as each side of the stool is a different
design instead of the same design from front to back. This stool also has (presumably) the owner's name painted
into one side of the stool. Tonga stools were symbols of status and generally used by the head of the household.
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