Vintage Tonga Stool

Vintage Tonga Stool
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Sales price R 450,00
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Hand Carved from wood.

Hand sourced from Zimbabwe 

Products are vintage and handmade therefore wear and tear can be expected.

Tonga stools are one among hundreds of stools still being used in rural African villages. This particular stool is named after the Tonga people who originated in South Africa and overtime migrated north. Traditionally, only the head of the household could own and take his place on a Tonga stool – women were prohibited from sitting on stools. Just by observing a man’s chair you can easily weave together a story about the owner and his position in the wider community. These chairs are surprisingly comfortable, used for rest, work and during traditional meetings. 

While most Tonga stools fall in the same general style, they come in variety of designs, which are often geometric in form. 

Height 26cm

Base 20cm

Top 23cm

Weight 1600 grams

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