Bamileke Tribe Seed Shakers ~12.6" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA02759

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Dimensions: H:12.6" W:3.1" L:6.1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.

Bamileke Tribe Seed Shakers

Among the various forms of art and cultural expressions, seed shakers hold a significant place in Bamileke rituals and ceremonies. They are often used in traditional ceremonies, including dances, rituals, and festivals. They are integral to musical accompaniment and help to maintain rhythm and enhance the overall sensory experience of the events. The sounds produced by the seed shakers are believed to connect the physical and spiritual worlds, often used to invoke spirits or communicate with ancestors during rituals. They are made from natural materials, including seeds, gourds, and sometimes beads or cowries, reflecting the tribe’s close relationship with their environment.

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.

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