Ghanaian stool

Contributed by Diana R

My mother acquired this wooden stool in the early 1940s during the Second World War. She had sailed in convoy from Liverpool to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) to take up a post as matron of a hospital in Takoradi.
The stool has had quite a peripatetic life - my mother took it with her to Kenya in the late 1940s when she went to work there and it was shipped to England when we left Kenya in 1963.
I would like to think that the craftsman who made it would be intrigued to know of its travels from West Africa to East Africa to Britain.

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