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Ghana Stool



22" x 13" 15.5" 

Hand Carved from wood 

Hand Sourced in Ghana 

**Stools are handmade with love and vary in design - no two are alike.

These stools were made for chiefs and important people, and were considered important state regalia. They were believed to contain the soul of the owner. The seats were crescent-shaped, and the stool was carved from a single piece of wood, reflecting the skill and talent of the stool carvers and not nailed together like European chairs.

Among the Akan, a well-carved stool serves multiple purposes, in addition to providing a well-designed seat to sit upon. Among the Akan, when a daughter reaches the age of puberty, her father is expected to give her a stool that becomes not only her property, but also identification with her soul and being. Often stools will be seen with their upper corners worn from being leaned up against the wall or laid down on their sides, all to prevent someone else from sitting on it or worse a malevolent spirit could take charge of the stool and the owner’s spirit.

Stools start out as a white wood and through time take on a burnished and well-worn hue. Designs of stools may vary depending on the inventiveness of the stool carver, and today many of the historical forms are either forgotten or interpreted anew.


If for some reason your purchase doesn’t work out, we accept returns within 7 days for exchange or store credit. For returns to be accepted, all items must be unused with tags still attached. Returns that are damaged, altered, or soiled will not be accepted. Please contact for any additional questions. 

Any flash sale items, items on sale, all furniture, custom items, artwork, lighting, apothecary and books are FINAL SALE

All shipping charges are non-refundable and all return shipping charges are passed to the buyer. We recommend that all returns be sent insured and with tracking as we cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items. Please allow 5-7 business days for your return to be processed. 


Damages to merchandise during transit are rare, but do happen occasionally. If your order arrives with a defect or damage please contact us within 48 hours of receiving with photos of packaging and we will do our best to have a replacement shipped out as soon as possible. 

Some furniture, wall decor, and lighting items are shipped directly from our vendor to your home. Lead time and shipping varies depending on the product and information will be specified in each product description. 

Please note, changes to a shipping address can only be made within 24 hours from the time you purchase. Once an item has shipped we cannot make any changes or updates to an order. 

Discount codes cannot be combined with other discount codes and can only be used at the time of checkout. Discounts codes cannot be extended or modified. 

Almost all of our items are handmade and/or vintage. Meaning they are one of a kind and have imperfections that make each item unique and beautiful. We inspect our items thoroughly and the condition is already reflected in the price. 

Care instructions

We recommend that all our items are dry cleaned, however some can be machine washed on a delicate cold cycle. Please contact us at if you have any questions and concerns about a particular product.

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