Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana

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Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
Asipim chair, Ashanti People, Ghana
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This low chair style, known as an Asipim ( which means "I stand firm" in Ashanti society), features a relatively wide, flat seat with a short back and no arms. It is based on a traditional 17th-century European form brought to the African subcontinent by European explorers. It is one of the European objects copied by African rulers as a symbol of power.

Chiefs sit on it during public and private occasions as their subjects sit on the ground. Its origins are in Ghana, and it is built from wood, brass and leather. The chair is decorated with brass tracks, caps, brass finials; it has few losses and a superb patina with apparent age. The structure is made of wood, with the original stretched hide seat, brass copious brass studs all over, and two turned finials sheathed in brass atop the back-rest rail that rises to a high curve. The current chair is in fine condition - relatively few brass studs are missing. The joints are all firm, and the chair is very stable. The hidden seat is in excellent condition without tears. This is an outstanding, museum-quality example.

Dimensions 82cm x 43cm x 60cm (seat 40cm)