How do you assemble this chair or set it up? Is it supposed to have the slab leaning against the floor and tilted?
Odum Wood African Reclining Chair (Ghana)
Bring a touch of the wild into your home with this elegant African reclining chair. Hand-carved from Odum by skilled craftsman in Ghana, this chair is a beautiful addition to your interior decor. The design depicts an elephant gathering food.
ITEM#: 1007613Add a touch of wild Africa to your decor with this African hand-carved reclining chair. Hand-carved from Odum by the tribal people of Ghana, this chair boasts an intricate design which has an elephant gathering food from a tree.
- Design: Elephant
- Favorite leisure chair of the tribal Chief
- Materials: Odum wood
- Seat height: 9 inches
- Dimensions: 44 inches high x 16 inches long
Story Behind the Art:
Nana was born to a family of 9 children in the town of Kumasi in Ghana, West Africa. His parents divorced when he was only 8 years old and Nana became so rebellious that his mother sent him to live with his father in Tamale (in the Northern region of Ghana) when Nana was 12 years old. It was there that he developed an interest in art. He dropped out of school when he was 14 and started training with a master carver in Tamale. Nana is now married with three children and lives in Accra, Ghana. He is now a master carver with his own shop and 10 employees.
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.
|Dimensions||44 in. H x 16 in. L (Seat)<br>1 in. Thick, 9 in. H|
|Chair Back Height||High Back|
|Furniture Frame Material||Wood|
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I just received this African wood chair today This chair is a show piece, but please wear gloves when you handle this heavy wood chair. The paint that is used rubs off. I don't know if lead paint is used or not. I tried to spray wax it, black paint came off on the towels. Hubby says leave it alone. This piece to me needs to be varnished or something used to set the paint. It is a conversation piece for sure. I would have given this piece a excellent rating but didn't because of the paint rubbing off. And no, I won't sit in it. weight/height/ low to the floor plays a big as to who sits in this chair.Read More
This chair is for decorative purposes only. You could sit on it but you will hear cracking. It was not sanded well so can get splinters On the plus side, it is handcrafted and as such will find a place in my home décor.Read More
No one sits in this chair, although many comment on its uniqueness. It feels like you're at the planetarium only not soft. I bought it because it looked cool - and it does - but don't get it for seating.Read More
No problems with pests and is an interesting addition to my home.Read More
I love this peice it is just wonderful i would sugest this as a pice if you are into the this kind of disignRead More
This chair is absolutely beautiful, just like in the picture, BUT.... The first reviewer is positively right. I bought this chair about a month ago and it's been sitting in my basement all that time (I'm getting ready to move), until I read this review. When I purchased the chair, it hadn't yet been reviewed, but when I read this I had to pull out the chair and inspect it myself because I thought the review was a complete spoof! Sure enough, there was "sawdust" (it's actually more like really fine sand) and little holes about the size of a penhead (they look like staple marks in paper). It's OUTSIDE now. I'm going through a process of treating it with heavy-duty insecticides. Hopefully, the chair will live through it. I didn't keep the receipt to send it back, not that it matters after a month in the basement anyhow. Luckily, the beetles only lay eggs in unfinished wood, and I don't have any of that in the house. I definitely wouldn't say the chair is worth the concern and effort and I'd be cautious of wood products from this part of the world in the future since this is a common problem there. If you're thinking about buying the chair, don't. If you've already purchased the chair, send it back, or make sure you have it treated thoroughly.Read More
I received this chair in good condition - so I thought. It is beautiful as far as art work goes. Not the most comfortable to sit in but a very nice looking chair none-the-less. Upon opening the package, I did notice a small hole in it - I figured a manufacturing thing. But low and behold about two weeks later I noticed that there were little piles of 'sawdust' on the floor under the chair. These piles were directly under the holes. I found out, but asking a pest control friend, that there were wood eating 'powderpost' beetles in the chair. By checking the internet, I found that these bugs are deposited into the wood and after 1-5 years grow into adults and then bore holes out of the wood to go lay eggs elsewhere....they had to have been in there a while to be adults at my home. Now I am afraid they are in my home!! If you do decide to get this chair - PLEASE be careful and inspect it carefully. Now I have to wait 1-5 years before I find out if they are in my home because the larve are so small you can't see them!!!Read More
If this chair has any saw dust or small holes return it immediatly. Don't take the chance of other furniture being infested. The dust is caused by tiny wood beatles and they are empossible to get rid of. They can infest any other wood products encluding floor joist. GET RID OF THEM FASTRead More
The chairs looked beautiful online. Warning- they really smell!!! We coated them with 3 coats of wood finish, but it helped only somewhat. Also, they are rather poorly carved - imposible to stand upright. When put together (by linking both pieces through a carved opening) they become shaped like an X. We propped the back leg up against the base molding to keep it standing upright, but warned everyone to not touch them, let alone sit on them!Read More
The chair looks good and was shipped promptly. It works well as an art piece.Read More
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This item does not require assembly.
Can this chair be used for sitting too ? Or is it just a decorative piece ??
This can be used for sitting.
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Kwanzaa is meant to be celebrated with family and friends as a way to honor the past and look forward to the future. One important part of celebrating Kwanzaa is decorating the home with traditional seasonal decor. Kwanzaa holiday decor incorporates traditional symbols of African American heritage, both old and new. For example, a kinara symbolizes the African American past, present and future while authentic African folk art is displayed to honor African American roots. Tribal masks, hand-carved statues and wooden fruit bowls from Ghana and other areas of historical significance throughout Africa are often displayed as meaningful decorative accessories during the holiday season as well as home decor all year round.
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