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WOODEN HOUSE POSTS

Gurage, Ethiopia

Wooden House Posts. Gurage Culture, Ethiopia

Within Gurage culture, house posts such as these served a functional and decorative purpose. The circular 'heads' on the top of each post were a common symbol of protection throughout this region. As a welcoming and protective symbol in a traditional Gurage household, the posts were often decorated with natural pigments - as seen in the taller of these two examples.

The practical function of these posts was to act as markers to separate areas inside the traditional dwelling, such as the meeting room and sleeping area. In order to demarcate these spaces, the posts would be positioned in a line, at times with a cross-section of wood attached.

Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

Short Post (H: 134cm) - £580

Tall Post (H: 198cm) - £850

£1300 For Pair

(These posts can either be sold as a pair, or separately)

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1300 ( 580 + 850)
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H: 134 CM + 198 CM
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