In a forest hut on Mount Muria, we sat on more weatherworn versions of this stool to view lutung monkey’s raid cornfields and banana groves. Their diminished natural habitat has forced them into thievery. Locals put up with them because their raids are entertaining and because nearly anything grows bountifully from Java’s rich volcanic soil. There’s enough to go around. It’s a peaceful co-existence for the time being.
The Lutung Stool also provides a perfect perch for your little monkeys at home when they nosh on after school snacks obtained from raiding your kitchen cupboards.