Drawing on over 170 examples, this book offers a survey of the seats of sub-Saharan Africa, an integral part of a traditional culture that is already disappearing. The various essays by noted ethnologists address the cultural histories and aesthetics of African seats and other objects, as well as their regional characteristics. In addition, there is a wealth of photographic evidence documenting the use of seats and their original contexts, both past and present.
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with introductory texts by Lorenz Homberger
Andrea Knecht OtiAmoako
acquired aesthetic African art African seats Angola artistic Asante Asantehene asipim backrest Bamileke Baule Benin Berlin Inv brass tacks Burkina Faso Cameroon Wood carved carver century Chair Chokwe chiefs Chokwe cm Africa Museum cm Cat cm Collection cm Colour plate cm Musee Barbier-Mueller cm Museum fur cm Museum Rietberg cm Private collection cowrie shells culture decorated diam Dogon European chairs examples figures furniture Geneva Inv Gere Ghana Cast brass Ghana Wood Golden Stool Goldweight Asante Guinea Guro height Hemba Himmelheber Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Wood Kilchberg leather legs Lobi Lorenz Homberger Luba Mali Wood Malinke Mangbetu masks motifs Munich Museum fur Volkerkunde neck-rests Nigeria Nyamwezi Photograph region Rietberg ritual Roy Sieber royal Sandro Bocola sculpture seating surface Semi-reclining chair Senufo single block small chairs Songye symbol Tabwa Tanzania Tanzania Wood Tervuren Inv throne Vitra Design Museum Willett Yoruba Zaire Wood Zaire/Angola Wood Zurich Plate