Bamileke Tribe Beaded Pot ~20.5" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA03164

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Dimensions: H:20.5" W:9.1" L:6.7" Weight: 4 lbs.

Bamileke Tribe Beaded Pot

These vessels created by the Bamileke people from the Grasslands region of Cameroon are commonly used as ceremonial objects during important occasions such as weddings, funerals, and initiation rites. They may be displayed as symbols of wealth, status, and cultural identity, showcasing the craftsmanship and artistic skills of the Bamileke people.

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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