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Wood Ashanti ottoman stool, 'Queen's Authority' - Handcrafted Authentic Ashanti Ottoman Stool from Ghana

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

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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 West Africaicon info
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Janice

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01/14/2020

"A statement piece!"

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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!"

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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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Mandy

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07/19/2021

"Very Powerful Piece of Craftsmanship"

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This mask is absolutely stunning. The metal work and beadwork is immaculate, and symbolism is so strong. I would definitely buy from this artist again! Cannot recommend this enough, especially if you love African masks.

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Colorful unique beautiful

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Cultural Representation

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Tammie

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07/16/2021

"Absolutely beautiful cross"

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This cross was exactly what I was looking for? it?s perfect!

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Timothy

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05/14/2021

"Well Done"

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I purchased these to hang in conjunction with solid wood masks from the same area. I love the contrast and the detailing. Well represented by the Novica picture and description. Definately recommend!

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Wise Counsel, Artisan Crafted Small Wood Masks with Glass Beads (Set of 3)

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Billie

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04/26/2021

"Great Set"

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These are each a little different and go together beautifully. I looked for a long time for just the right thing to go in that spot and these fit the bill perfectly. So glad to find them on Novica and support one of the awesome artist around the world!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Awudu Saaed has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to stock up on the raw materials he uses for his masks, vases and decor items.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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