African Wood Furniture: Ashanti Gye Nyame Sitting Stool from Ghana

by interior designer

in Furnishings

African wood furniture holds a particular importance to the people of the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. This comes from their legend of the Golden Stool (sika ‘dwa) which the Ashanti people believe holds the ‘Sunsum’, or spirit, of the proud West African tribal. They believe that if the Golden Stool was ever lost or stolen, then the very tribe itself would cease to exist. It is both a sacred stool and a symbol of nationhood and identity.

ashanti-gye-nyame-sitting-stoolI was particularly delighted when I came across this version of the Golden Stool when browsing through online catalogs. The rustic style African wood furniture seat incorporates the Gye Nyame symbol which signifies the power of God to the Ashanti people. It’s made from premium Cedar wood and is individually hand crafted.

If you have a fondness for African culture and decor, then this Ashanti Gye Nyame Sitting Stool will be a great addition to your home. With it’s cultural significance and history, it will be a talking point among family and friends.

You can purchase this African stool for $130 from here: Ashanti Gye Nyame Sitting Stool.

Alternatively you can browse a selection here: Beautiful African Wood Furniture Made in Ghana.

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Kallie Ermitano 10.09.10 at 11:13

I think Ashanti is all that then a pack of sparking bubble because I am Ashonti and I will love to see her.

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