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Malinke Wooden Low Chair Cote D'Ivoire African Art

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Title Malinke Wooden Low Chair Cote D'Ivoire African Art
Type of Object Chair
Country of Origin Cote d'Ivoire, but also found in Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau
People Malinke
Materials Wood, pigment, metal
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 22
Width (in) 22
Depth (in) 18
Dimensions Height: 22 Inches
Width: 22 Inches
Depth: 18 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Additional Information: Some of the most important art of the Malinke is the oral art, songs, and epic poems sung by the griots playing a kora musical instrument. In former times it was common for the blacksmiths to forge ornamental oil lamps from iron and large iron door locks, as well as fanciful iron figures of spirits or animals to crown the staffs; the blacksmiths also carved wooden chiars, figures and masks. These artistic endeavors are less common today.