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Bamoun Bamileke Stool ~ Table Cameroon

950.00
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Bamoun Bamileke Stool ~ Table Cameroon

950.00

The Bamileke stool is made from a whole hardwood tree trunk and originates from Cameroon.

This piece is Great for use as a coffee or side table. The Bamileke of Cameroon reserve these stools for use by royalty during public ceremonies. Persons of some social importance were allowed larger stools with geometric patterns or limited symbolism to indicate the owner's position in the social scale.” The elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, and python are royal symbols.

spider is one of the most common motifs seen today, especially on the many “tourist” stools from Foumban. Another popular motif is that of the cowry shell. According to Knöpfli “The glossy bright cowry shell with its elongated opening is the symbol of wealth and royalty, respect and dignity. A variety of geometric motifs can also be seen on specialized and common stools.

20.5" H, 17.5" W

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The Bamileke stool is made from a whole hardwood tree trunk and originates from Cameroon.

This piece is Great for use as a coffee or side table. The Bamileke of Cameroon reserve these stools for use by royalty during public ceremonies. Persons of some social importance were allowed larger stools with geometric patterns or limited symbolism to indicate the owner's position in the social scale.” The elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, and python are royal symbols.

spider is one of the most common motifs seen today, especially on the many “tourist” stools from Foumban. Another popular motif is that of the cowry shell. According to Knöpfli “The glossy bright cowry shell with its elongated opening is the symbol of wealth and royalty, respect and dignity. A variety of geometric motifs can also be seen on specialized and common stools.

20.5" H, 17.5" W