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FINE HIGH BACKED CHAIR

Welayta, Ethiopia. £1850

Fine Unusually Formed High Backed Chair. Welayta Culture. Southern Ethiopia

This nineteenth-century Ethiopian chair exhibits an unusual form, with a cut-out design of four rectangles featured on the curved, enveloping backrest. Over time, the surface of the chair has developed a wonderful deep, lusty patina.

High-backed wooden chairs figure prominently in the installation of chiefs among different groups in southernEthiopia -serving as symbols of rank and entitlement during meetings by the council of elders.

Ex Private Family Collection, Ethiopia (Tekalegn Besepa, Addis Ababa)

Diameter: 39cm

Seat Height: 41cm

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