Rawhide Stool

Media - 2001.55 - SAAM-2001.55_1 - 62766
Copied Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Rawhide Stool, 1972, bent-laminated hyedua and oak with rawhide, 271515 in. (68.638.138.1 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David L. Davies and John D. Weeden, 2001.55

Artwork Details

Title
Rawhide Stool
Date
1972
Dimensions
271515 in. (68.638.138.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David L. Davies and John D. Weeden
Mediums Description
bent-laminated hyedua and oak with rawhide
Classifications
Object Number
2001.55

Artwork Description

Rawhide Stool was made through a process known as "bent lamination," in which the seat frame and legs were built up of several pieces of wood glued together and then shaped by heat and steam. The darker wood is hyedua (pronounced ee-ED-wa), named for the area of Ghana, West Africa, where it is found; the lighter wood is oak.