Lot: 28

Man's chair

Burkina Faso, Gurunsi / Bwa

Provenance Size Hammer price
Christie's Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 16
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 31.9 inch;
L: 31.5 inch;
B: 10 inch
1400 EUR

wood, encrusted patina in some places, water spots, traces of usage The backrest is originally carved with the contours of a bicycle. Men in many villages throughout Burkina Faso gather in the courtyard in front of the family home, as the sun sets, and dinner is prepared. They share a pipe of tobacco or pass around a few bowls of millet beer, as men recline on comfortable, curved chairs such as this one.


Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 531
Willborg, P., "J.P. Willborg 25th Anniversary", Stockholm, 2005, ill. 24

ADHRC: 0003401