Bamileke Tribe Wooden Stool ~15.7" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA02894

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Dimensions: H:15.7" W:15.7" L:15.7" Weight: 13.4 lbs.

Bamileke Tribe Wooden Stool

The Bamileke tribe of Cameroon's western grasslands region is well-known for their wood carving skills. Typically, Bamileke art depicts themes of leadership, royalty, and prestige. They make large figures, thrones, glass beads and important royal tables and stools which are commonly used by the fon, as well as sub-chiefs, and other officials to assert power and demonstrate their place in society.

About the Tribe

The Bamileke people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Cameroon, primarily residing in the west and northwestern grasslands regions of the country. The Bamileke people are believed to have migrated from Egypt between the 11th and 14th centuries. They are composed of several subgroups, each with its own distinct customs and traditions and they speak several dialects of the grassfields language family that are all closely related. They are known for their rich cultural heritage, intricate social organization, and economic activities.

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