Large Lobi chair, West Africa

Large West African Lobi chair from the 20th century, carved from a single piece of dense wood. The seat and back form a single element and rest on three massive legs.

This large chair is like a functional piece of sculpture in your home. Very comfortable to lie on, it is a rare piece of African furniture.

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LOBI: African people of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana

The Lobi people, who mainly reside in the border regions between Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Ghana, are renowned for their rich artistic heritage. Their art is steeped in spirituality and functionality, closely reflecting their way of life and beliefs. Woodcarvings feature prominently in their artistic expression, with works varying from the famous "Bateba" protective statues to the ritual masks used in tribal ceremonies. These sculptures are often characterized by clean geometric shapes and remarkable stylization. Additionally, the Lobi are skilled in the creation of musical instruments, metal jewelry, and the art of pottery. Their unique art continues to fascinate art lovers and scholars alike as it speaks to their history, culture and deep spiritual connection.

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