Among the Kamba in Kenya, circular stools with three disk-like legs were reserved for old men, who carried them about with them. The stool is inlaid with twisted copper wire and has two metal disks affixed at the center. Lovely old native repair and collection label on bottom.
ex Merton Simpson, ex Marc and Denyse Ginzberg collection
Illustrated African Arts, Spring 2001, "African Forms", Marc Ginzberg page 26