This elders stool from the 1930's has its seat decorated with twisted copper strands of wire with a central spiral design surrounded by a series of semi-circular patterns.
This feature of decorating the top of the seat with intricate wirework patterns was a practice the Kamba were renowned for in the early part of last century.
This seat has also a strip of aluminum as a restoration, all this going to prove the importance of small seats in the Kamba culture which were symbols of status and prestige.
Ex Private Collection, UK
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