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Antique Nigerian Nupe Stool

Hand Carved Wooden Stool from the Nupe Tribe of Nigeria. These stools are carved out of a single piece of wood with intricate patterns and colors. The Nupe people live along the banks of the Niger river.

These beautiful stools are traditionally used as prestige objects for important occasions. Nupe stools are classic additions to your home collection and could double as a side or center table. 


Nigerian Tribal Nupe Stool,Most Nupe are Muslim and their art is therefore abstract,with only some stylized animals in relief on their doors and some pots.The stools come in many forms yet are all carved from single blocks of wood.Amazingly, the grain of the wood runs horizontally, even across the legs.The Nupe people, (traditionally called the Tapa by the neighbouring Yoruba),are a Volta-Niger ethnic identity and historic nation native to north central Nigeria,and are the dominant ethnicity in Niger State, an important minority in Kwara State and present in Kogi State as well.The Nupe trace their origin to Tsoede who fled the court of Idah and established a loose confederation of towns along the Niger in the 15th century.The proximity of Nupe to the Yoruba Igbomina people in the south and to the Yoruba Oyopeople in the southwest led to cross-fertilization of cultural influences through trade and conflicts over the centuries.There are probably about 4.5 million Nupes, principally in Niger State.The Nupe language is also spoken in Kwara, Kogi and FCT. They are primarily Muslims,with a few Christians and followers of African Traditional Religion. It measures 38cm H, 32cmW,120cm D.