Pine Stool


Stool (Pine)
28.9 cm
Early 20th Century

Collected in rural northern New Mexico, the use of this object is unknown. Although the general design and size indicates a milk stool or one used for other simple purposes, the well-polished and rounded upper surface, both interior and exterior, shows considerable care in fabrication but its actual use is a mystery. Additionally, the use of the huge bolts and nuts on this hand-carved piece again testifies to a concerted effort to keep it together for some specific function that remains unknown.

Published: A Land So Remote, Frank & Miller, Volume 3, p. 190, plate 266

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