Asante Royal Throne Dwa Bus Folk Art Ghana
"This fabulous stool sits squarely at the junction of traditional art, royal art, and folk art. Wonderful lines and a bit of whimsy on a usable piece of furniture."
An Asante Royal Throne Dwa Bus Folk Art Ghana masterpiece, this one-of-a-kind stool features a carved bus-supported seat with the Nigerian song "One Man No Chop" written on the front and back. Further decorated with painted and carved design motifs, the Akan consider Dwa-made stools to be symbolic of a daughter's age of puberty and the importance of having her own space. To many Akan, the skull of a defeated enemy was often attached to the stool of a victorious king, highlighting the long-established nature of the art form. Carved from a single piece, this unique and burnished stool is a testament to the skill of its carver and the exquisite designs of Asante stools.