Project Description

From the 19th century this Malinke stool from Tiebasa, Kita District in Mali, was made by the Eastern Malinke who live in close proximity to and are highly influenced by the Bambara.  This stool was used for daily household use by both men and women.  The actual maker would have been either a blacksmith or a member of a special caste of wood carvers called a “Koule.”