Grouping of Ceremonial Coffee Stands
Early 20th century
Largest: 8" high x 6" diameter  (20 x 15 cm)
Smallest: 6.75" x 3.50"  ( 17 x 9 cm)

These little known Brancusi-like sculptures were made to support coffeee cups in a ritualized form of of making and drinking coffee by several ethnic groups in Ethiopia, such as the Gurage, Oromo, and Amara



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