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‘Mframa dan gua’


Ghanaian stools are often wooden seat usually resting on a single pedestal or two legs. They are used for sitting and also to represent the office of traditional rulers.

The stools are mainly calved from wood. Carvers sometimes consider the type and spirit of the tree to be used. ‘Ɔsɛsɛ’ and ‘Nyamedua’ are examples of trees that Akan carvers use in calving stools.
In the image is ‘Mframa clan gua’ an Asante stool, which means the house of the wind stool. It is named after the open latticework designs on most of Asante Traditional buildings. The stool may be used by a male or female

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