African stool or side table hand carved from a single block of woodAfrican stool or side table hand carved from a single block of woodAfrican stool or side table hand carved from a single block of woodAfrican stool or side table hand carved from a single block of wood

Antique African Stool or Side Table

SKU

150S

Retail price

$890

DIMENSIONS

16 x 8 x 7″ high.

DESCRIPTION

Beautiful African stool or side table hand carved from a single block of wood. Originally used as a head rest. Celebrating the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time and loving use have left behind. Great for placing a book or perhaps towels in a bathroom, magazines etc.

This stool was sourced in the spirit of Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanence. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. A beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a Wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.

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