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RARE FORM OF HIGH BACKED CHAIR

Jimma, Ethiopia. POR

Fine and Rare Form of Large Ethiopian High Backed Chair. Jimma Region,Ethiopia

With its tall leaning backrest carved into the shape of a cross, this large four-legged chair from the Jimma region of Ethiopia exhibits an extremely rare form.

It is considered that this is the only chair in existence with this form.

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 (Addis Ababa)

Estimated Period: 19th Century (Or Before)

H: 99cm

Seat Height:44cm

Wide:50 cm x 37cm

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