Cameroon Stool Bamileki

Cameroon Stool - Blu Peter
Cameroon Stool - Blu Peter

Cameroon Stool Bamileki


Hand crafted and painted white.

H: 65cm x Diameter: 70-80cm
In Cameroon seats, in particular, were the prerogative of royalty. Only a ruler could sit on a seat depicting an animal.

Certain carved wooden stools are reserved for important people in Western Cameroon: the Fon (king), chiefs, Ma Fo (a powerful female), and
certain nobles. Some stools are for everyday use and others are used during the meetings of traditional societies.

Stools are carved from one piece of wood. Plain stools are used by commoners and may be given away or sold, but stools that include certain
symbols cannot be disposed of so easily. The royal throne or stool, even when empty, still represents the Fon, and is therefore regarded with deep respect.

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