April 9, 2010

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African throne with cane in the British Museum, London

African throne with cane in the British Museum, London

How freakin’ cool is this? ┬áIf you haven’t been to the British Museum, you oughtta. It’s FREE (after you pay for the trip to London) and is divided according to continents….there is some world class pillaging. So I found this in the Africa section. I’ve seen a panel similar to one of these in a restroom in Kudu Coffee my favorite coffee shop in Charleston. The owners lived in Africa for a while. Caning was also popular in Egypt, with the grassy banks of the Nile providing material for stools and chairs. The Egyptian stool I saw in the museum was more like natural rush or seagrass cord that you see today, not nearly as striking as this but cool to see how an ancient design still is seen today.

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