Unique Wood Throne Ottoman, "Wisdom Knot II"
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The Akans call it Nyansapow, "Wisdom Knot." In Ghana, tradition says that if you will undo a knot a wise man made, be sure you are at least as wise or wiser. Skillfully carved from cedar by Nana Frimpong, this stately stool portrays oneness among the chief, his elders and his people.
Frimpong is chief carver for Otumfour, the King of the Ashanti. He has a deep interest in the culture of his native Africa. Each of his sculptures is one of a kind, painstakingly crafted by hand, thus each stool will not necessarily have the same designs on the seat, however the design of the base will always be the same.
This durable, authentic example of African tradition will make an elegant addition to any home décor.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Chief Carver Nana Frimpong has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and polish for production.