A fabulous classic Cheif's chair from the Gogo peoples of Tanzania. A patralineal, pastoral society, only the chief would use this chair. During village meetings, counseling, and matters of importance, he would sit in this chair. Carved on the top of the chair is a male and a female head. It was thought that gendered pairs were essential to many spiritual practices, such as rainmaking. Arms come down to form hands at the top of the seat. Carved from a single piece of wood. Fine and dark, glossy patina and signs of age. Ear missing on female head, an old break. Early 20th Century. 53 inches tall, seat 18 inches wide.
Price on request.