Burkina Faso, Gurunsi / Bwa
|Christie's Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 16
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 31.9 inch;
L: 31.5 inch;
B: 10 inch
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.