African Malawi Armchair | Black (76cm)


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Brand: Nomad Tribe

Our Malawi chair is a traditional wooden chair that originated in Malawi, a country in Southeast Africa. It is also known as the African or Malawian chair. This authentic armchair would add character to any space.

Material: Malawi bamboo and water reeds

Dimensions: 76(L) x 66(D) x 86(H) cm

Each piece is unique and dimensions may vary piece to piece.


- From Malawian Tribe in East Africa
- Handwoven from Malawi Bamboo and water reeds
- Each piece bears slight unique characteristics

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Nomad Tribe

Made in: Malawi, East Africa

Our love for unique, high quality, and environmentally-sustainable home furnishings inspired us in curating our Nomad Tribe range. Steeped in the rich visual traditions of the African continent, each of these handcrafted items highlights the beauty of natural materials and their textures.

We source from local artisans across a number of countries including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Tonga and Burkina Faso to name just a few. The original pieces we source are then repaired and restored in South Africa. For the Malawi armchair, artisans have been perfecting their version of the traditional design since 1979, using local materials to make each chair over approximately 10 days time. Artisans start by hand-carving and building a frame from the wood of a blue gum tree, a locally available wood often used for construction and joinery because of its strength. Then they insert straight strips of bamboo before weaving flexible rattan strips in intricate patterns along the sides of the seats. Rather than use glue, they secure the strips with special knots. To create a curved barrel back, they temporarily insert spare parts from cars and bicycles that guide them as they work.

The Black and White chairs are given several coats of hardwearing paint followed by a high gloss lacquer finish.

The Malawi chair, originally hailing from the southeastern African nation of Malawi, is a traditional wooden chair also recognized as the African or Malawian chair. This genuine 2 seater chair brings a touch of authenticity and character to any living space.

FrameMalawi bamboo
Backing & AccentsMalawi bamboo and water reeds
Length76 cm
Depth66 cm
Height86 cm

A delivery fee applies to all purchases (per order, per location), inclusive of assembly & placement of free-standing items. Our delivery team operates from Tuesday to Saturday every week excluding Thursday and public holidays. Our delivery charges are $30 for all orders under $500 & $80 for all orders exceeding $500.

African Malawi Armchair | Black (76cm) 76(L) x 66(D) x 86(H) cm / Black
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