what is the max weight that this stool can hold. e.g. Can a person who weighs 200 lbs sit on it?
While it's smaller than I thought it would be [I should paid more attention to the details] it is beautifully crafted and very sturdy. It is a wonderful foot stool. If looking for functionality, it's too short to sit on, but perfect for giving that added height to tie your shoes. If you're looking for a decorative piece that is unique and well made, this is perfect! I love the detail....
Handcrafted Elephant Head Stool (Ghana)
ITEM#: 11271999Product Features:
- Enjoy an unexpected treat, a meticulously hand-crafted Elephant head stool
- Exotic furniture crafted by Kwesi Asante of Kumasi, Ghana
- Sturdy, well constructed seat doubles as a foot stool
- Elephants symbolize strength and intelligence
- Stools are a staple in Ghanaian homes
- Carved of sese wood, it is known for its durability
- Measures 18 inches long x 9 inches wide x 11.5 inches high
Kwesi Asante comes from a lineage of master craftsmen in Ashanti Region. His large craft shop employs scores of carvers who depend on the income to support their families. He also contracts villages to make many of his products, thereby boosting the local economy. He is a community activist and keen on education, helping to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
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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|Furniture Frame Material||Wood|
|Dimensions||18 in. L x 9 in. W x 11.5 in. H|
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While it's smaller than I thought it would be [I should paid more attention to the details] it is beautifully crafted and very sturdy. It is a wonderful foot stool. If looking for functionality, it's too short to sit on, but perfect for giving that added height to tie your shoes. If you're looking for a decorative piece that is unique and well made, this is perfect! I love the detail.Read More
When i got the stool it was much smaller than I thought it would be. More of a footstool. The craftanship was poor and it was not finished the way a piece of furniture should be, such as rough edges and messy paint job. And, it was just plain Ugly to me. Overstock let me return it without and hassle or questions about it.Read More
This stool is bueatiful, Would like to use it for chanting to my Buddhist alter.Read More
I love this stool, very sturdy even my husband can sit on it. I'm an elephant fan and I love the carved legs on it!!Read More
I really do love my stool and i had been looking one and at time i did not know were i could find one so it was nice to on line and be so please, i like Overstock prices are goodRead More
The Handcrafted Elephant Head Stool is well designed. The dimensions in particular are very good for our use - a stool to use for tying or untying shoes in our entryway.Read More
My kids love these stools. We use them beside the coffee table for the kids to sit on while drawing on the coffee table or having a snack. They have held up great and are a fun converstation peice. Love them and have had them for over a year.Read More
I bought this piece for my daughter for christmas because she loves elephants. This piece is beautiful and I know that she will appreciate the work that has gone into it.Read More
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Hello NYSHAKER, unfortunately we have not weight tested this item. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thanks for shopping with us.
where was this stool made?
Thank you for your question, sanh36117. This stool was made in Kumasi, Ghana, which is in Africa. I hope this helps, and thanks for shopping with us.
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