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Chair with three legs and ornamented back
- Ethnology›Material Culture
This item is a common piece of country furniture, built using rudimentary tools. These chairs were not built by craftsmen, but by talented semiskilled villagers, in their spare time between tilling the fields and taking care of their livestock. The villagers made these chairs primarily for their own use.
The chair is nicely shaped, with a lavishly ornamented back. The semicircular seat rests on three legs mounted at an angle. The back is ornamentally perforated and engraved, and the top rail ends in two cylindrical horizontal handles.
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The item is kept in storage in the Ethnology Department, where it may be accessed by prior arrangement with department staff.