Bamileke Royal Door - Bamileke

African Angel ArtSKU: AAA0482
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Dimensions: L:66.9in W:24in D:1.6in

The Bamileke Royal Door is a notable cultural artifact from the Bamileke people of Cameroon, specifically from the Western Grasslands region. These doors are not merely functional but are highly symbolic and significant in conveying the power, prestige, and status of the royal family or the sacred space they protect. They serve as the entrance to the royal palace or important shrines 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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