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The Lobi are a largely decentralized group spread throughout Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Côte D'Ivoire. Much like many other groups throughout Africa, the Lobi produced stools for both everyday use and as prestige items. Although this stool may appear to be of simple design, the practice of...

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By 1972, Nicaud, Paris France; 1972, sold by Nicaud to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Burkina Faso, Lobi peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso


Overall: 19.5 x 13.3 x 44 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Africa and Oceania


Furniture, Seating and Beds