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Large High-Back Chair

Jimma Region, Ethiopia

Large High-Back Chair. Jimma Region, Ethiopia

The upright backrest of this unusual high-back Ethiopian chair is adorned with an attractive cut-out cross-shaped design. This large chair, from the Jimma region of Ethiopia, is supported by three curved legs. Carved from a heavy brown wood, the surface of the chair has developed a dark, lusty patina over time.

High-back chairs such as this figure prominently in the installation of chiefs among the Gurage and related cultures in southern Ethiopia - serving as symbols of rank and entitlement during meetings by the council of elders.

Estimated Period: Late 19th Century

W: 57cm

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H: 101 CM
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