Stool Item Number: Aj144 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Stool carved from a single piece of wood. Rectangular seat with slightly upward curving, and flaring ends. Two rounded uneven legs. A piece of leather is wound around each lower leg then twisted around leather stretching piece between both legs. A leather loop fits loosely around twisted joiner.

History Of Use

Stools are considered the personal, private property of their owners. They are part of a man's accessories. Each man has a stool which reflects his age and status. Stools are inherited and named to reflect the clan and status of the owner from insects, etc., and are used in ceremonial contexts. At night they serve to protect their owners' headdresses.

Cultural Context