Dimensions: H:14.2" W:16.5" L:16.5" Weight: 19.8 lbs.
Bamileke Pot from Bamileke tribe of Mali - This massive pot is made of wood by the Bamileke tribe of Grassland Cameroon. Ritual pots of this size and quality, with bright colors that are designed to impress, are extremely rare. The majority of Bamileke art depicts themes of leadership, royalty, and prestige.
About the Tribe
The Cameroon-Bamileke Bantu people cluster encompasses multiple Bantu ethnic groups primarily found in Cameroon, the largest of which is the Bamileke. Between the 11th and 14th centuries, they moved to what is now northern Cameroon. They moved further south and west in the 17th century to avoid being forced to convert to Islam by the Fulani tribe. They live in a hilly and mountainous area in south-west Cameroon known as "The Grassland," which is bordered on the south by an equatorial forest and on the north by a savannah.