Monk stool
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Square stool with rattan on the top. This big sized stool is called 'Chan Deng' in China, which means "the stool that is for monks". With this kind of large stool, it was easier for monks to sit in lotus position!
H 47 x D 53 x W 53 cm
Elm wood & rattan
China Hebei
circa 1900
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