A traditional cylindrical tabouret/stool comes from Nigeria/Caeroon belt of West Africa, and is regarded as a highly personal object that is believed to embody one's soul.
African artists most often carve stools from one block of wood. The stools tend to be of two types: a rectangular or square block with a deeply curved seat and a cylindrical form shaped like a spool or reel. The second, cylindrical type appears mostly in Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Zambia.
This stool can be the richest piece of history in your contemporary interiors.