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STOOL WITH BEADED TOP

Kamba. Kenya. £420

Stool With Flat Beaded Top. Kamba Culture, Kenya

The flat seat of this four-legged Kamba stool features an attractive design, in which beads have been embedded into the surface. The process of decorating the tops of stools with beads or wire-work was a typical practice among the Kamba.

Earlier examples, produced around the first quarter of the twentieth-century and before, were adorned with fine strands of copper and white metal. Following from this tradition, Kamba artists created stools with beaded seats as prestige items and for the early tourist market.

This stool - which can also serve a practical function as a side table - was produced around the middle of the twentieth century (1950's), and was likely created for the early tourist market.

Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

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