AN AFRICAN LOBI CHAIR

Reference#: TC1152

20th century
Burkina Faso, Africa
Wood

Dimensions
Height: 25 inches (63.50cm)
Length: 42 inches (106.68cm)

This type of lounge chair is indigenous to the area of Burkina Faso, a county in Africa’s western region. Carved from a single piece of timber, the rounded seat ending in a circular finial surmounts three chamfered legs; the front leg having a carved foot. Styles of the Lobi chair vary with some having elaborately carved decoration. Used exclusively for lounging by males, this chair is usually brought out at sundown when the air is cooler.

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