Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bambar (stool)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • bambar (stool), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: near Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • wood, goat skin leather, weaving, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 39 x 36 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 15 3/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0285

This stool has four legs with four crossbars inserted in a mortise and tenon fashion. Narrow strips of goatskin are woven between the crossbars to make a seat. A strip of leather is woven around a few strips as a repair. Most of the hair on the goatskin is worn off. The repair was in place when Dr. Michael traded for it. She purchased a new stool and traded for this used one.

Women used these stools by the hearth.