Bamileke Tribe Walking Stick ~40.6" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA02792

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Description

Dimensions: H:40.6" W:6.7" L:2" Weight: 3.3 lbs.

Bamileke Tribe Walking Stick

Bamileke walking sticks are typically made from a sturdy wooden or metal shaft that serves as the core structure. The shaft is often intricately carved or decorated with motifs that hold cultural significance within the Bamileke community. These motifs may depict animals, geometric patterns, ancestral symbols, or other meaningful designs. The patterns and motifs may represent aspects of Bamileke mythology, history, or social status. They can serve as expressions of identity, spirituality, or ancestral connections within the Bamileke community.

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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