Senufo, a collection of closely related people living in northern Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and southeastern Mali. They speak at least four different languages (Palaka, Dyimini, and Senari in Côte d’Ivoire and Suppire in Mali), which are all part of the Niger-Congo language family Gur branch. Senufo people are agriculturalists who raise corn (maize) and millet as major crops. Their farms are located near villages made up of small mud-brick cottages with flat roofs in the southern regions but with thatched roofing in the more arid north.
The Senufo are superb musicians who play marimbas, iron gongs, and a range of drums, horns, and flutes. They are also well-known woodcarvers who make masks and figures in particular.
Africa has many different styles of beds. They are most commonly used for sleeping at night (daybeds). In most cases, they are constructed from a single piece of wood. The intricacy of the designs varies considerably from one region to the next. In some situations, as with Cameroon's Bamileke people, they may include intricate interlocking patterns carved all the way down the sides.
The Senufo have some of the most gorgeous yet basic beds in the world. They feature a completely flat and minimally decorated surface with a sloping headrest – sometimes represented as a turtle – as well as hefty tapering legs. While many are quite tiny, the majority are over 6 feet long, 3 feet broad and 3 feet high. The simplicity of the design adds to their monumental sculptural nature.
The Senufo stool is the most significant furniture piece in Africa, which typically takes the form of a chair or a bench. Because each person is entitled to a specific sort of seat that corresponds to his or her social ranking, it serves as a social badge. It was claimed that a guy was evaluated and respected based on the sort of stool he used.
The stool is a personal item that is said to be the owner's soul. Stools can be acquired by anybody as long as the design fits their social standing. The majority of stools are made out of a single piece of wood. Senufo women sit on these stools while washing clothes.
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