At first glance, resemble both the conga drums that you might think you hear the Buena Vista Social Club playing in his head, but the object under study has nothing to do with Cuban music: the traditional Chinese garden stool in the form of a barrel that has captured the heart of the decoration of the United States. In the hands of American inventors, they tend to give multipurpose all, you will find these stools in many materials, finishes and styles. Of course you’re welcome to use them as planned at first to care for your peonies.
Chinese garden stool have existed about 1,000 years ago, according to historians and cultural anthropologists. The barrel or drum-shaped stool represents the evolution of the seats in the garden originated as tree trunks and boulders, both used to keep the Chinese herb and flower growers to plant level, for gardeners to fix his beloved gardens.
But it was more than a practical sense what made Chinese garden stool a must-have: the Buddhist belief that man and nature are one, linking gardeners each time they sit on a rock or a log tree to grow a garden.