Superb hand carved from one piece of wood Makonde one-legged figurine stool or table from Tanzania, with detailed pattern carving on bottom.
Good condition, has stain on the wood and old restoration.
Measures 18" H, 15.75" W, Weight 16 lb
The Makonde value their stools, which are used for everyday. They are very well known for their art, which is usually complex in design and figurative. The stools are abstract carved and enhanced by empty spaces, the patterns and design express both the owner's gender and status in the tribal community.