Asante stool from Ghana, representing the owners status, wealth and social rank. Also believed to be the seat of its owners soul, the Asante say that there are no secrets between a man and his stool. www.toguna.co.za
Yoruba Agere Ifa (Divination Cup), Nigeria Comment: Agere-Ifa in the form of a woven basket. in Nigeria the palm tree is worshipped as the “Tree of Life,” and the palm frond basket nkata (or ekete) like the wooden Agere, is feminine and associated with harvest. The woven basket is also one of the key symbols in Yoruba as well Igbo creation myth.