Dogon Two Tier Horse Stool

A beautiful Dogon two tier horse stool in the style of a Tellem headrest.
Tribe: Dogon

Origin: Mali

Approx Age: Mid 20th Century

Materials: Wood

Dimensions cm: 92 (long) x 36 (wide)

Ref. Number: M0565

£795.00 RESERVED
Description:

A beautiful  Dogon stool in the style of a Tellem headrest, superbly unique with the tiered platforms and the animal heads projecting from both sides, with a lovely wear patina to the seated area on top. This is a large (wide) stool at 92cm wide and 36cm tall. This came from a village in the Mopti area where it was being sat on at the time of purchase.

History

Wooden stools serve the Dogon people for everyday use, not so much nowadays for the traditional reasons as most of the Dogon people have converted to Islamic religion so tradition holds no value but they still need to sit down. The carving of this stunning styled Dogon stool has not become apparent to us yet as we have to do more research to why it would have been carved as it takes the form of what is more commonly regarded as a Tellem headrest. When we do find out more we will put in the additional information as the elder who owned this did not diverse much information at the time of purchase.

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