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Handcrafted Authentic Ashanti Ottoman Stool from Ghana, "Queen's Authority"

Ghana's Awudu Saaed transforms native sese wood into an authentic Ashanti throne... more

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Ghana's Awudu Saaed transforms native sese wood into an authentic Ashanti throne stool. A sign of authority in West Africa, this beautiful throne ottoman is embellished with hand-embossed aluminum. Adinkra symbols cover the legs; these symbols convey popular wisdom. Akofena depicts a war sword and represents heroism and courage, while akoko nan (leg of a hen) is a symbol of nurturing and discipline. Boa me na me mmoa wo is a symbol of cooperation, meaning "help me and let me help you."

  • 4.28 kgs
  • 9.4 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 51 cm W x 24 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 20" W x 9.5" D

  • Sese wood, aluminum
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Ghanaicon info
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Janice

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01/14/2020

"A statement piece!"

Very beautifully crafted. Adds so much character to my home.

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Queen's Authority, Handcrafted Authentic Ashanti Ottoman Stool from Ghana

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Peggy

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11/04/2018

"Beautiful Craftsmanship!"

The ottoman is even more beautiful than in the picture. It is very well crafted and a very stunning piece. Thank you!

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Queen's Authority, Handcrafted Authentic Ashanti Ottoman Stool from Ghana

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Susan

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10/24/2023

"Beautiful texture"

I was very happy with this mask. I especially like the mix of textures, quality craftsmanship, and tranquil expression.

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JR

From North America

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07/05/2023

"Incredible Artwork"

Not sure how I stumbled upon this mask in the first place but from the moment I saw it, something about it haunted me. Its beautiful. I could NOT stop thinking about it and finally caved, and Im so glad I did. The colors, the beadwork, and the craftsmanship are all incredible. This is my favorite piece of art we own, by far. I cant wait to collect more of Awudu Saaeds work.

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Malik

From San Diego, California

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04/30/2023

"this piece is BEAUTIFUL"

DO NOT STOP MY BROTHER . ONE DAY SOON I HOPE TO MEET FACE-TO-FACE

Purchased Item:

Mbara Hunter, Aluminum and Wood African Mask Textured from Ghana

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Marsha

Verified Reviewer

04/09/2023

"Unique & Beautiful!"

This mask has been uniquely textured design is dramatically beautiful. Amazing detail on a relatively small mask structure. Very pleased!

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