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kujera (carved wooden stool)
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • kujera (carved wooden stool), 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24.5 x 36.5 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0160

Stool carved from a single piece of medium brown wood. The seat is solid with legs that extend downward and are interspersed with openings. The legs join with an open circle which forms the base. There is incising throughout: horizontal lines on the legs, while the seat has a stylized knot design, identified as the "knot of the north," chameleons and other curves and lines. The seat is carved to be slightly concave. Portions of the stool, such as the rims of both the seat and the base, as well as the central portion of each leg, are colored a darker brown.