Asante Dwa Wood Stool Throne Ghana
is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
Height: 15.0 Width: 22.0 Depth: 10.0
Asante stools, originating from Ghana's Asante tribe, represent more than mere furniture—they hold profound cultural and spiritual significance within Asante society. Carved from a single piece of wood, these stools, known as Dwa, symbolize identity, belonging, and protection, particularly given by fathers to daughters at puberty. Each stool reflects specific royal states, with unique designs denoting kings, queen mothers, and historical events, even having defeated enemy skulls attached to victorious kings' stools. Crafted through a generational craft involving wood selection, intricate carving, and specialized oil finishing, these stools' craftsmanship has garnered global recognition and collector appeal. Beyond aesthetics, Asante stools embody the rich cultural heritage and artistic expertise of the Asante people, transcending their functional role to signify identity and spiritual connection within their society.
Approximate Age: 20th Century
Made In: Africa
Overall Condition: Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.