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Hand-carved Ashanti Unity Stool (Ghana)

Overall Rating Rating 4.1  |  47 reviews  |  Write a review
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    Bring the exotic feel of Ghana into your home with this Hand-carved Ashanti Unity Stool.
    • Carved from a single block of wood
    • Ashanti stools (called Asesegua) have been an intricate part of African culture and royalty for centuries
    • Hand polishing and other finishing touches give it the unique feel of Africa
    • The symbol carved on both sides of the stool denotes unity of mind and family
    • Handcarved of sese or cedar wood
    • Stool measures 17 inches long x 8 inches wide x 11 inches tall
    The Story Behind the Product

    Kwasi Asante is probably one of the most skilled carvers in Kumasi, Ghana. His family has been in the carving business for a very long time. He has a large and experienced staff of other carvers and sub-contract carvers, which provides him the capacity to supply large quantities of carvings. His carving operation uses fallen logs and government approved lumber. He has provided much need income to hundreds of carvers over the years. He has also provided educational opportunities to his children and his extended family and to other remote villages as well.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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Dimensions:
17 inches long x 8 inches wide x 11 inches tall
Materials:
Cedar or sese wood
Model No:
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Features

  • Material
    Wood
  • Worldstock Country
    Ghana
  • Assembly
    Assembled
  • Furniture Frame Material
    Wood
  • Furniture Pattern
    Solid
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  • just a foot stool

    This hand carved stool, looks nice online but I was not satisfied with the size. I coulndt fit both of my feet on it and I did not want to use it as a foot swtool but that is what it is. The craftmanship is nice but its the size of a barbie van.

  • Hand-carved Ashanti Unity Stool

    This stool is very SMALL. There is no untiy as it would be lucky to seat one. I might have liked it better had the hand carved symbols on it not looked like someone carved their initials on a tree. The design of the legs on this stool are awesome with the way they wrap around each other. Mostly because of the size & the poor carving decorations i must give this item a low rating. The assembly was easy, just take it out of the box and hide it behind a plant in the corner. Sorry Mom, i promise next christmas i will not get you an eye sore!

    Anonymous from America, Jan 12, 2008

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  • ashanti stool

    The stool looks good only problem is it looks smaller and shorter than what it appears in photo. I wanted to use it in entryway so its okay. otherwise craftmenship is good at this price!

  • great conversation piece!

    We ordered this item so we could use it as a conversation piece, rather than a practical item. It arrived quickly (thanks O!). The first thing we noticed is that it is very lightweight, which doesn't really make any difference. It is on the small side, but exactly what you would expect a footstool to be. You can actually see the marks from where they used tools to shape the stool, and it is really quite unique. It does not, however, look like the picture listed *it does look similar though*, but since it is handmade, they warn you that every stool looks different. We are very happy with this item and would buy something like this again.

    Anonymous from New York, Mar 24, 2008

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  • I've been looking for a stool like this for years

    I love my hand-carved Ashanti Unity Stool. It has a natural look and it seems very well made. It was easy to order and I received within a few days. This was my first time ordering w/ Overstock. It wasn't cheap but because included the shipping I didn/t mind paying the price

    Anonymous from Washington DC, Mar 2, 2008

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  • Ms. Mudd

    Brought this for my son. He loves it. He uses it daily.

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    nmudd Apr 6, 2015

  • Stool Boom

    Unfortunatley, we didn't use this in our show, but it was a great option. Terrific design and reasonable price.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fine.
    • How accurate was the sizing? Fine.
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    drtheatre24601 from Texas, Mar 30, 2012

  • Just as it looks

    It is just as the picture shown. I love it as it is an accent piece in my living room.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
    • How accurate was the sizing? perfect
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    honibee2007 from Linden, VA, Jul 19, 2011

  • Princely Royal

    This is truly a conversation piece, providing a Ghana Compliment to the Oriental and Modern art pieces it sits beside. Thank you, Thank you, Kwasi Asante.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Exact
    • How is the quality of the product? Fine.
    • Did the product fit true to size? perfectly sized
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    rydbo from Wyoming, Mar 31, 2011

  • disappointing

    Well, the item is like miniature!!! looks more like a display type item then an actual stool, also the finish is dull and not as shiny looking as in the picture

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    shopingirl from nj, Feb 2, 2011

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How much weight does can this stool support..ie under 300 lbs..etc? sweetbaby1954 on Jul 21, 2014
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I have had this furniture for several years. I had only place an item on it which weighs less than 20 lbs. barbaradw on Aug 24, 2014
 
 

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