Dimensions: H:73.6" W:24.4" L:32.7" Weight: 96.8 lbs.
Bamileke Bed from Cameroon - The Bamileke tribe in Cameroon hand-carved these wooden beds with human and/or animal motifs, which were only used by the king or chief. The majority of Bamileke art is about monarchs and prominent leaders who defined their dominance by displaying prestige artifacts during important ceremonies.
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.